Epidendrum platystomum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2006 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum

Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Wide Mouth Epidendrum [refers to the the widely elongate apical aperature of the column-lip]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in western Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing monopodial epiphyte with cane-like, branching, terete, the main stem tall, the secondary much shorter and the tertiary or floral branch very short and arising mostly from the secondary branches but also from the subapical internode of the previous floral stem carrying allalong the stems, numerous and large on the3 main stem, , 6 to 9 smaller on the secondary stems, 2 to 3 smaller on the tertiary or floral stems, linear-lanceolate, articulate, obliquely bilobed leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, arising from the secondary and tertiary stems, racemose, distichous, arching, , peduncle .06 to .08” [1.5 to 2 mm] long, rachis zig-zag, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, conduplicate, ovate, obtuse to acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 873 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;