Epidendrum probiflorum Schltr. 1922 GROUP Carloii

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Modest Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex, cane-like stems the basal 2/3's enveloped by scarious, tubular, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, towards the apex, unequal in size, suberect, articulate, distichous, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect to slightly arching, racemose to paniculate, occuring only once, laterally compressed, somewhat ancipitous, straight to flexuous, 8 to 60 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 9, tubular, acute to subacute, ancipitous, partly imbricating bracts and as long as the ovary or shorter, triangular-lanceolate, ahort acuminate floral bracts and carries successive flowers staring opening at the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 39. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1164 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 13 Plate 1312 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1346 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section