Epidendrum intermixtum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Intermixtum

Inflorescence with mixed leaves

Flower Closeup Photos by © Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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Common Name The Mixed Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence being mingled with the leaves]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Atlantic slope at elevations around 1200 to 1950 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing epiphyte or rarely terrestrial with a simple, occasionally making keikis, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stems carrying 5 to 8, on the apical half, alternate, articulate, deciduous, subcoriaceous, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, rounded, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an apical and lateral, [apical paniculate, lateral racemose to somewhat paniculate] short, terete, thin, lax, 3 to 7 [15 to 50 on a plant] flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Oerstedella intermixta (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 810 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 818 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 832 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 833 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 845 Hagsater 2006 drawing ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 939 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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