Epidendrum panegyricum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Laudat Epidendrum [A town in Dominica where the species occurs]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Dominica in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean in rain forests at elevations of 450 to 1145 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous, slightly flexuous stems carrying 5 to 9, all along the stem, subequal, elliptic to ovate, obtuse, retuse, coriaceous slightly carinate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, sessile, 1.6 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary,, ovate, acute floral bracts carrying resupinate, pale green flowers.

Kew puts this one as a synonym of E subumbellatum but as Eric Hagsater stated in a personal comment that that is just crazy. This is definitely a good species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 365 Hagsater, Sanchez 1999 as E panegyricum drawing fide;