Epidendrum hornitense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2006 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade CoolLATESummer

Common Name The Rio Hornito Epidendrum [a river in western Panama]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western Panama near the Fortuna Dam at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching, monopodial, cane-like, terete stem with the main stem tall with secondary stems which branch into very short tertiary flowering branches all carrying numerous on the main stem, 6 to 8 on the secondary and 1 to 2, one half sized ones on the tertiary or flowering stems, articulate, linear-elliptic, obliquely bilobed leaves that blooms in the later summer on a apical from the secondary and tertiary stems, racemose, distichous, erect to arching, peduncle very short, rachis zigzag, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, ovate, obtuse to acute floral bracts and carrying nonresupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 841 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide