Epidendrum salpichlamys Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Large Glumaceous Bracted Polychlamys Group Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Atlantic slope at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an suberect, simple, cane-like, terete stem arising from the basal internode of the previous stem and enveloped by tubular scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 towards the apex, alternate, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, sessile, racemose, occuring only once, arching, dense, few flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by as long as the ovary, subacute, conduplicate, imbricating, glumaceous, margin entire floral bracts and carrying about 5, successively opening, trumpet-shaped flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 8 Plate 883 Hagsater & Salazar 2006 drawing fide;