Epidendrum glumarum Hamer & Garay 1985 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Ramosum TYPE Drawing by Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foun dation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant on collection sheet Collection by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool LATER SummerMID Spring

Common Name The Glumeaceous Epidendrum [refers to the large floral bracts]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial, branching, laterally compressed, flexuous, branching at mid stem, branches shorter than main stem carrying numerous on the main stem, 3 to 6 on the branching stems, papiraceous, minutely rugose and striated, narrowly ovate-elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, coriaceous, carinate leaves that blooms in the later summer through mid spring on an apical, from any of the stems, peduncle short, rachis to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, distichous, fractiflex, several flowered inflorescence with a single basal, oblong-triangular, conduplicate bract and very prominent, elliptic, conduplicate, distichously arranged floral bracts leaving the rachis exposed and carrying greenish flowers that have the lip always facing the rachis.

The branching, laterally compressed stems carrying narrowly obovate, unequally bilobed apcially leaves and blooming with 6 to 12 flowers with an entire , heart-shaped lip with a callus shaped of a trident separate this species from others.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1219 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide;