Epidendrum microrigidiflorum Hágsater 2006 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Stenophyton Photo by © Gary Yong Gee


Common Name The Small Rigid Flower Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching subapically, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems carrying 4 to7, along the apical 2/3's of the stem, alternate, coriaceous, entire marginally, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall through mid winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, occuring only once, terete, thin, short, straight inflorescence without a spathaceous bract, with twice as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying 8 to 16, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 853 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;