Epidendrum longibracteatum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Drawing by © Lopez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Long Bracted Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying 6 to 11, along the upper 1/2 of the stem, lanceolate, acuminate, entire marginally leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, paniculate, arching, occuring only once, 4.8 to 10.4" [12 to 26 cm] long, 60 to 200 flowered inflorescence with or without, 1 to 3, basal, triangular, acuminate bracts and longer than the ovary below, shorter than the ovary above, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying successively opening, resupinate flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 347 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide;