Epidendrum schistostemum Hágsater, Laube & L.Sánchez 2008 GROUP Difforme

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Common Name The Divided Stamen Epidendrum [refers to this species being deeply cleft on either side of the column apex]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama on the Atlantic slope at elevations around 550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight stems and carrying 2 to 4, all along the stem, ascending, smooth, lanceolate, obtuse apically conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile, subcorymbose, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying successively opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1177 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;