Epidendrum incomptoides Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1935 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP incomptum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm LATER Spring

Common Name The E incomptum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in western Chiapas state of Mexico in lowlands on oaks as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, new stem arising from the middle internode of the previous stem,, terete, straight, short stem carrying 2 to 5 aggregate towards the apex, articulate, alternate, erect-spreading, oblong-elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, racemose, slightly arching, peduncle thin, ancipitous, straight, rachis short, terete, thin, somewhat zig-zag, successively 4, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 1/3 the lenght of the ovary, linear-lanceoalte, acuminate, apically shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, yellowish brown flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 843 Hágsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Rommel 2013 photo good;