Epidendrum infundibulum Hágsater& E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Epidanthus TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Funnel Shaped Epidendrum [Refers to the characteristic floral bracts]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Panama on moss covered branches at elevtions of 1100 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, arising from the basal internodes of the previous stem, terete, very short, erect, straight stems carrying 5 to 6, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, more or less fleshy, erect-spreading, linear, subacute, margin entire leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, secund, peduncle laterally compressed, straight, very thin, with a tubular bract similar to the floral bracts, rachis flexuous, successively few, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence with shorter to nearly as long as the ovary, infundibuliform, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, distichous, white flowers with a greenish tinge.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 946 Hágsater & Santiago 2007 drawing fide