Epidendrum platyphyllostigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGOUP Serpens

Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Wide Leaved E platystigma Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in western Panama in rain forests at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete, branched, cane-like stems carrying all along the stem, main stem leaves larger and deciduous, those on the branches smaller and persistent, widely elliptic, obtuse, slightly emarginate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, without a spathe, erect, arising on the branches, racemose, arcuate, simultaneously 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with almost as long as the ovary, conduplicate, nonimbricate, widely oblong-ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pale green flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 372 Hagsater & Garcia-Cruz 1999 drawing fide;