Epidendrum niveocaligarium Hágsater 2006 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Sanchez and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Hot Warm LATEWinter

Common Name The White Strapped Footgear Epidendrum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in southern Panama at elevations around 450 to 700 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stem carrying 5, towards the apex, alternate, articulate, grass-like, narrowly lanceolate, margin entire, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, slightly arching, peduncle short to .2" [5 mm] long, terete, thin, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely, simultaneously to 22 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, gradually shorter above floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pure white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 860 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide;