Epidendrum laucheanum Rolfe 1893 GROUP Carloii Photo by © Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

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Common Name Lauche's Epidendrum [Austrian Botanical Director Vienna 1800's]

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found as a small sized, warm to cool growing, reedstem epiphyte in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 2100 meters with slender, erect stems enveloped by scarious, acuminate sheaths and carrying narrowly linear-lanceolate, spreading, coriaceous, basally clasping, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, arcuate to pendulous, simple, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to many [to 100] flowered inflorescence with successively opening, non-fragrant flowers arising mostly in the summer.

Synonyms Epidendrum cristobalense Ames 1923; Epidendrum dolichostachyum Schlechter 1906; Epidendrum urostachyum Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1893: 62. 1893; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 37. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E dolichostachyum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 119. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E dolichostachyum; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum urostachyum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Epidendrum urostachyum drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 5 1979; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Epidendrum urostachyumdrawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 714 Hamer 1982 as E dolichostachyum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1217 Hamer 1985 as E cristobalense drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E cristobalense drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E dolichostachyum drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E urostachyum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1320 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 27 Hagsater and Salazar 1990 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 722 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1164 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 13 Plate 1312 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1346 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;

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