Epidendrum hammelii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1993 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and Epidendra Website


Common Name Hammel's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusaist and discoverer of species]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, flexuous stem carrying 4, all along the stem, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile inflorescence arising on a mature stem with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying 2, resupinate, simultaneously opening, apparently yellow flowers.

Separated from other by the plant less than 6" [15 cm] in size including the inflorescence, cylindrical and somewhat laterally compressed stems carrying narrowly elliptic leaves that blooms with large flowers with the indistinctly trilobed lip has a triangular mid lobe and subglobose calli and a prominently dentate-fimbriate clinandrium.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 143 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;