Epidendrum pudicum Ames 1923 GROUP Difforme

Another View Photos by Karreman and Bogarin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Modest Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Panama at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, somewhat laterally compressed, flexuous stems and carrying 8 to 10, all along the stem, obliquely ascending, sulcate, linear, obtuse to obscurely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying successively opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1177 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;