Epidendrum isthmoides Hagsater & Santiago 2008 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by Lopez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Isthmus-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 900 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect stems carrying 9 to 11, all along the stem, spreading, elliptic, shortly acuminate, prominently veined on upper surface, entire marginally, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, paniculate, suberect, occuring only once, 16 to 18" [40 to 45 cm] long, 150 to 300 flowered inflorescence without bracts, but on the lower branches, very prominent, narrowly triangular, conduplicate, long-acuminate, amplexicaul bracts and variable in size, from much shorter to longer than the ovary, linear-triangular, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1133 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;