Epidendrum inhibitioisum Karremans & Mel.Fernández 2013 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Paranense

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TYPE Drawing TYPE Photos by © A P Karremans/TYPE Drawing by M Fernandez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Hot MID FallMID Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Inhibited Flowering Epidendrum [refers to the proximity of the flowers to one another causing them not to open properly and that if a flower is removed it opens fully, therefore they are inhibited]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Oso Peninsula in disturbed, lowland forests at elevations around 200 meters or less as a medium sized, hot, pendent growing epiphyte with several, born from a short creeping rhizome, pendent, branching, cane-like, terete, flexuous, producing a few, long main stems, ca. 16" [ca. 40 cm] long, and several shorter secondary stems, branches, ca. 1.6 to 4" [4-10 cm] long, from the leaf axils of the main stems carrying 9 to 16 on the main stems, 3-5 on the secondary stems, dissimilar, slightly recurved, narrowly-ovate, obtuse, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the mid fall through mid winter on a terminal, on both the main stem and branches, racemose, distichous, congested, occuring only once, short peduncle that is completely enveloped by 2, imbricating bracts, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with larger than the ovary, acute floral bracts and carrying diurnally, sweetly fragrant flowers that always have their lips facing the rachis

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icone Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1443 Hagsater & Dodson 2013 drawing fide;