Epidendrum longibracteatum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE 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 few to many opening, many flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals, petals and base of the column are green and the apex of the column and the lip are white.

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