Epidendrum philowercklei Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Neowilliamsia Drawing by © Hno Jorge de la Cruz and his Facebook Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © Eric Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cold MID Fall EARLY Spring

Common Name The Similar to E wercklei's Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found straddling the borders of Costa Rica and Panama in high montane forests at elevations of 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, canelike, basally terete, laterally compressed above, thin, erect, straight, arising from the lower internodes of the prevous stem and basally enveloped by tubular, non foliaceous sheaths and carrying 3 to 6, distributed towards the apex of the stem, suberect, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, acute, mionutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid fall through early spring on a terminal, erect, paniculate, occuroing only once, peduncel, laterally compressed, ancipitose, straight, provided at the middle with a single, tubular basally, abcipitose, , conduplicate towards the apex, acute bracts, rachisfractiflex and ancipitose, 2.8 to 8.8" [7 to 22 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, deltoid, acute, ancipitose floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 870 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;