Epidendrum horichii Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

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Common Name or Meaning Horich's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in central Costa Rica in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with reed-like, terete, straight stems carrying on the apical half, elliptic to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, margin entire leaves with a smooth, tubular sheath that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, arising on a mature cane, paniculate, suberect to arcuate, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, longer to much shorter than the ovary floral bracts carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers

Similar to E subnutans which has smaller successive flowers, E longibracteatum with still smaller flowers and floral bracts that are much longer than the ovaries and E piliferum which has simultaneous, larger flowers with the disc dotted with deep purple.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 334 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1133 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1160 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1185 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section

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