Epidendrum ingramii Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

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Common NameIngram's Epidendrum [American former curator at Selby current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, laterally compressed, erect stems and carrying all along the stem, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer to mid fall on a terminal and lateral from the internode at the base of the leaf sheath, racemose, producing successive racemes over years, peduncle short, enveloped completely by imbricating, progressively longer and acuminate bracts, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-acuminate, conduplicate floral bracts.

Separated from others by the notable, long-acuminate floral bracts with only the first and second of the inflorescence short and rounded apically, the white to greenish white flowers with the tepals that are .88 to 1" [2.2 to 2.5 cm] long and a heart shaped, acuminate lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 338 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;