Epidendrum scharfii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Eric Hagsater

Another Flower? Photo by © Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name Scharf's Epidendrum [Bird collector and sometimes Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador on trees and fence posts near streams at elevations around 1200 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 6, ascending, narrowly ovate-elliptic, bilobed, coriaceous, grayish-green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, occuring only once, sub-umbellate, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate floral bracts and has simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 185 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;