Epidendrum gymnochlamys Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys TYPE Drawing by © Lopez, Eric Hagsater & Santiago

Part Shade Cool Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Naked Peduncle Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 1850 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with successive, lateral growths, each new stem arises from the intermediate internode of the previous stems, carrying 4 to 5, aggregate towards the apex, articulate, alternate, coriaceous, unequal in size (the basal one smaller), narrowly elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, racemose, arching, occuring only once, 1.2 " [3 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long, distichous, somewhat compressed, naked peduncle, lax, successively 1 to 2, 6 flowered inflorescence all hidden within the floral bracts with much longer than the ovary, covering nearly half the flower, progressively shorter, ovate, acute, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green tinged reddish flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 839 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide;