Epidendrum platystomoides Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2006 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Photo by © The Orchid Flora of the Bosque de Paz Webpage

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeCold LATERSummer

Common Name The Resembling Epidendrum platystomum Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forest remnants at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete, flexuous, main branch yellow, thick and tall, secondary branches much smaller and tertiary or floral branches very short and carrying numerous on the main stem, 5 to 6 on the secondary and 2 to 3 on the tertiary, blade linear-lanceolate, obliquely bilobed and articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, racemose, distichous, arching, occuring only once, short, zigzag inflorescence arising on the secondary or tertiary stems with much longer than the ovary, conduplicate, ovate, acute, floral bracts and carrying 3 to 6, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 872 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;