Epidendrum parviexasperatum (Hágsater) Hágsater 2005 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum Photo by © Eric Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning The Smaller Exasperatum Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1300 to 3000 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight, keiki producing stem enveloped basally by purple warted non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 4 to 8, throughout the apical 2/3's, alternate, articulate, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, bilobed, subcoriaceous leaves with a low dorsal keel and small purple warted, tubular sheaths that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal and lateral, racemose, erect, peduncle terete, thin, short, .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, rachis terete, thin, short, zig-zag .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, lax, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Oerstedella parviexasperata Hágsater 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 219 Hagsater 1993 as Oerstedella parviexasperatum drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Oerstedella parviexasperata; *Lankesteriana 5(1): 74 Hagsater 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 868 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;