Epidendrum jimenezii Hágsater 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Flexicaule ? Photo by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR


Common Name Jimenez' Epidendrum [original collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on the Isla de Coco on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a large to giant sized, pendant, hot growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, straight, somewhat laterally flattened, secondary growths short, giving rise to tertiary stems and carrying narrowly lanceolate, bilobed, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, arising from the secondary stems, occurring only once, sessile, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.


recognized but its secondary branches that are 4.8" [12 cm] long, and relatively long , 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long leaves, and carrying 1 to 2 flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 325 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 341 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2006 photo; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 840 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 948 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section