Epidendrum orthodontum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Erect Tooth Epidendrum [refers to the column apex]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in westernmost Panama in humid forests at elevations of 1700 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, flexuous, the main terete, laterally compressed stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, coriaceous, articulate, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, bilobed, rugose leaves that blooms in late winter and early spring on a terminal, on the main stem and branches, racemose, peduncle ancipitous, with one triangular bract, rachis filiform, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying alternate, non-resupinate, yellowish green to greenish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 361 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide;