Epidendrum magnibracteatum Ames 1922GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium Drawing by Jimenez & Hagsater

Collection Sheet The Epidendra Website

NOCTURNALFragrant Part shade Cool LATESpring LATESummer

Common Name The Large Bracted Epidendrum

Flower Size 2.4" [ 6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet forests and rarely on roadbanks at elevations of 1250 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with simple, cane-like, erect, laterally compressed, straight stems and carrying 2 to 4, all along the apical half of the stem, distichous, subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong to elliptic, deeply bilobed, margin entire, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter through late summer on a terminal, simple, racemose, occuring only once, distichous, erect, zig-zag, laterally compressed, ancipitose, 1.4" to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature growth, with 3 to 9, imbricating, conduplicate, carinate, longly acuminate, minutely denticulate bracts and with longer than the ovary, ovate, longly acuminate, conduplicate, imbricating floral bracts and carrying 4 to 10, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate, secund, nocturnally, weakly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as E palmense photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1154 Hagsater & Salazar 2008 as E palmense drawing ok

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