Epidendrum portoricense Hágsater & Ackerman 1999 GROUP Nocturnum

TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Puerto Rico Epidendrum

Flower Size 3.6” [9 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico and Cuba in moist wet forests on trees and rocks at elevations of 270 to 780 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cane-like, laterally compressed above, terete basally,simple, erect stems carrying 1 to 7, along the apical half of the stem, coriaceous, narrowly oblong-elliptic, obtuse, slightly dorsally carinate, progressively larger above except for the ultimate 2 which are smaller, dark green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, without a spathe, pluriracemose, successively single, few flowered inflorescnece with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with green to yellowish tepals and a white lip and column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 376 Hágsater & Ackerman 1999 drawing fide;