Epidendrum gymnopodum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Albertii SUBGROUP Allenii Drawing by © Eric Hagsater & Santiago

Part Shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Naked Lateral Inflorescence Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight stems, carrying to 35, all through the apical 1/2, articulate, alternate, gradually smaller, subcoriaceous, lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire, slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, numerous, racemose, .6 to .8 " [1.5 to 2 cm] long including the .24 to .36" [6 to 9 mm] long, terete, thin, usually bare peduncle but occasionally with 2 to 3 tubular, imbricate, rounded bracts, successively 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, clasping floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 741 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide;