Epidendrum sandiorum (Hágsater, Karremans & L.Sánchez) Hágsater, Karremans et L.Sánchez 2013 Photo by © F. Pupulin & A. P. Karremans


Common Name Sandi's Epidendrum [Type occurs on his property in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very humid, lower montane forests on the Pacific slopes at elevations around 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with thickened into sub-orbicular to ovoid pseudobulb carrying 1 or 2 apical, coriaceous, ovate-elliptic, bilobed leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, arising from a newly developing growth, peduncle, 1" [2.5 cm] long, laterally compressed, enveloped by 1 oblong, triangular, obtuse bract, rachis terete to somewhat flattened, straight, short, hidden by the floral bracts, 3.2" [8 cm] long, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that completely turn yellow with age.

CAUTION Within the framework that I have been using this determination would be better placed within Coilostylis but as yet has not formally been named as such.

Synonyms *Epidendrum x sandiorum Hágsater, Karremans & L.Sánchez. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1483 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide;