Epidendrum jefestigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm EARLIER Summer

Common Name The Cerro Jefe Platystigma Group Epidendrum

Flower Size .75 to 1” [1.8 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Panama on the Pacific slope in rain forest at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with branched, terete, cane-like stems carrying all along the main stem but when it branches they are deciduous, on the branches persistent, all along the stem, elliptic, obliquely bilobed, those on the main stem longer and deciduous, on the branches shorter but persistent leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising on the branches, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, slightly arcuate, simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, longer than the ovary, widely ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying resupinate, whitish green flowers with the lip and column white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 340 Hagsater & Garcia-Cruz 1999 drawing fide