Epidendrum guanacastense Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Isomerum

Specimen Specimen and drawing by The Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeHotWarm Spring LATERSummer THROUGH MID Winter

Common Name The Guanacaste Epidendrum [An area of northeastern Costa Rica]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing, hanging epiphtye with a pendent, somewhat branching, cane-like, terete stem, the secondary stems scarce, numerous, short floral branches originating from the primary and secondary stems as well as from the subapical internode of the previous stem and carrying numerous all along the main stem, 6 to 10 along the secondary and 3 to 4 on the flowering stems, all coriaceous, unequally sized, aggregate towards the apical 1/4 of the stems, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, shortly mucronate, slightly carinate leaves that blooms in the later summer through mid winter on a terminal, occuring only once, short, lax inflorescence arising on the secondary and flowering stems, with imbricating, as long as the ovary, ovate-oblong, rounded floral bacts and carrying 2 to 4, simultaneously opening flowers with the lip always facing the rachis.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 944 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing ok;

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