Epidendrum muricatisepalum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Muricate Sepals Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary and secondary forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium to giant sized, coo lto cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, alternate, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on a terminal and lateral from the base of the apical leaves, racemose to compound racemose, short to 45 flowered infloresecnce occuring successively over several years producing new inflorescence from the internodes of the peduncles, enveloped almost completely by a pair of partly imbricating, tubular sheaths and with half as long as the ovary, shorter towards the apex of the raceme, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying successively opening, resupinate, yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 764 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide;