Epidendrum sanchoi Ames 1923 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Drawing by Mora & Atwood and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning Sancho's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Orchidist 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with stems enveloped by verrucose leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, mostly near the branch tips, elliptic to linear-ligulate, emarginate apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and late fall on a terminal, fractiflex, few flowered inflorescence.

The bushy, compact plants that are many branched, the clasping, shorter than the ovary floral bracts, the 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate segments and a triangular lip with the basal angles rounded.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; 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; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1529 Dodson 1993 Atwood & Mora drawing fide;