Epidendrum gibbosum L.O.Williams 1941

GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Webpage

Type Drawing Drawing by © L O Williams and The Plant Illustration Website

Part ShadeCold MIDWinter SpringMIDSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Humped Epidendrum [refers to the lip base]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in oak and rain forests on the Pacific slope at elevations of 2100 to 3150 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with branched, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the main and secondary stems, deciduous when branched, branches persistent, smaller, both coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obliquely bilobed leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid summer on a terminal, arising on the branches, racemose, distichous, erect to arcuate, 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long including the very short, laterally compressed, erect peduncle, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with a conduplicate, widely ovate, obtuse bract that partially covers the peduncle and much longer than the ovary, conduplicate, widely ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying 4 to 6, simultaneously opening, greenish white flowers with the lip tinged with red.

Synonyms Epidendrum acrostigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 301 Hagsater 1999 as E acrostigma drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1127 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;