Epidendrum pleurothalloides Hágsater 1993 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater The Epidendra Website

NOCTURNALFragrant Part shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Pleurothallis-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama in higher cloud forests at elevations of 1750 to 2250 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, laterally compressed near the apex stems arising from the abbreviated rhizome of the previous stem and carrying 1, occasionally 2, apical, subcoriaceous, elliptic, unequally bilobed, margin entire, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, simple, racemose, occuring only once, distichous, erect, flexuous, laterally compressed, ancipitose, 3.6 to 7.2" [9 to 18 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature growth, with 1 to 5 bracts and with longer than the ovary, acuminate, conduplicate, arched inward floral bracts and carrying 4 to 8, successively opening, non-resupinate, nocturnally sweet greasy fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 174 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993;