Epidendrum muscicola Schltr. 1923 GROUP Epidanthus Photo by Daniel Jimemenez

to

Common Name or Meaning The Moss-Loving Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in humid montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with simple, reed-like, terete, very thin, erect, straight stems carrying 6 to 14, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, mostly erect spreading, acicular, subacute, semiterete, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that are conduplicate into the tubular, minutely striate, narrowly triangular, acute sheaths, and blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, secund, lax, erect, laterally compressed, straight, fractiflex, 3 to 11, successively flowered inflorescence with a bract in the middle and shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidanthus muscicola (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1940; Epidendrum linifolium Ames 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1314 Atwood 1989 as Epidanthus musicola drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Epidanthus musicola photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 962 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------