Epidendrum pendens L.O.Williams 1941 GROUP Difforme Photo by Zully and Infojardin Website.

Inflorescence Photo by COSPA and Their COSPA Website.

Common Name The Pendant Growing Epidendrum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, laterally compressed, ancipitous stems carrying 8 to 12, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, retuse, fleshy, margin entire, obliquely pendant, grayish green leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a pendant, terminal to lateral, sessile, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

The pendent plants, the ancipitous stems, the grey green leaves, the generally single flowered inflorescence carrying grey green flowers distinguish this species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 972 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;