Epidendrum pterocaulum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Sanchez and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Spring

Common Name The Winged Stem Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica without locational data as a minature sized epiphyte with simple, cane like, basally terete, somewhat laterally compressed, thin, erect stems enveloped basally by non-foliaceous, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying about 5, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, occuring only once, erect, racemose, peduncle 1.4" [2.7cm] long, laterally compressed, ancipitose, straight, provided with 2, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul bracts, rachis .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long, laterally compressed, nearly totally hidden by the floral bracts, 2" [5 cm] long, 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, membraneous, showy, purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1279 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide