Epidendrum resectum Rchb.f. 1876 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae

Plant Photos by The Wilson Botanical Garden Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Rchb.f and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Short Inflorescence Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 630 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, arching to erect stems with the basal portion enveloped by 5 to 6 tubular, acute, nonfoliaceous sheaths and carrying 5 to 8, along the apical half of the stem, alternate, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acuminate to rarely acute, entire marginally , articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a terminal, arcuate-nutant, short, laterally compressed, thin, somewhat ancipitose, racemose, occuring only once, densely many flowered inflorescence with 3 acuminate, decreasing in length, usually tubular basally, conduplicate, the upper bracts triangular-lanceolate, shorter bracts and the rachis enveloped almost completely by half as long as the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts carrying 15 to 40, successively opening, resupinate, disagreeably fragrant flowers.

small plants up to 12" [30 cm] tall, with a racemose, arcuate, successively flowering inflorescence, and the lip and the column form an acute angle.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1170 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;