Epidendrum kerichilum Hágsater 1988 GROUP Difforme

Type Drawing Photo/drawing by © Hagsater & Dressler and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Waxy Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Panama in tropical forests and cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, canelike, somewhat laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 7 to 13, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, lanceolate to widely elliptic, retuse, smooth, margin entire, green leaves that blooms in the winter through early spring on an erect, terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, corymbose, peduncle short, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, conduplicate, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, sweetly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 26 Hagsater 1988 drawing/photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 950 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014;