Epidendrum panamense Schltr. 1913 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii

TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Panamanian Epidendrum

Flower Size .6 [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama and Choco Colombia at elevations of 650 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally comrpessed, ancipitous, erect, straight stems carrying 3 to 5, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, suberect, generally only the apical 2 to 3 persistent, basal ones shorter, lanceolate, acuminate, long carinate at the base, amrgin entire leaves that blooms at most any time of the lear on a terminal, arising through a single, lanceolate, acute to short acuminate, basally tubular, conduplicate above, ancipitous spathe, racmose at first then pluriracemose, peduncelelongate, laterally cvompressed, ancipitous, two winged, the the wing prominent towards the base, progressively narrower, rachis short, totally hidden within the floral bracts successively single, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate, imbricating, persistent even after blooming floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish white to pinkish white somewhat tinged with brown flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 971 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide;