Epidendrum insolatum Barringer 1991 publ. 1992 GROUP Epidanthus

Inflorescence and Plant Photo by © Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

Part sunWarm Spring THROUGH LATESummer

Common Name The Sun Exposed Epidendrum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in tree tops at elevations of 550 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, produced from the 1st or 2nd node from the base of the previous stem, cane-like, thin, very short, straight stem carrying 3 to 10, all along the stem, very fleshy, alternate, subterete, oblong-elliptic, subacute, entire margined leaves that blooms in the spring through late summer on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, racemose, laterally compressed, distichous, secund, rachis slightly zigzag, 7 to 10 flowered, inflorescence with towards the middle, 1 to 2 bracts similar to the longer than the ovary, basally amplexicaul, triangular, acute, with a high dorsal keel towards the apex floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidanthus crassus Dressler 1983; Epidendrum crassus (Dressler) Mora-Ret. & García Castro 1990 publ. 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Epidanthus crassus; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 947 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1367 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 See recognition section;