Epidendrum schumannianum Schlechter 1911 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo by © Patricia Harding

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Common Name Schumann's Epidendrum [German Cactus Specialist early 20th cen]

Flower Size to about 1" [to about 2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama? in lowland tropical rain forests at elevations of 250 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic herb with erect, cylyndric stems enveloped by verrucose leaf sheaths giving rise to coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, conduplicate at the base that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal or lateral, simple to laxly branched, panicle formed by 3 to 6, short, 4 to 7 flowered branches, rigidly erect, short to 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long overall, simultaneously 22 to 32 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, showy, fragrant, long-lived flowers

Synonyms Oerstedella schumanniana (Schltr.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 44. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 127. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958;Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1463 Atwood 1992 as Oerstedella schumanniana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Oerstedella schumanniana; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Oerstedella schumanniana Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 876 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 983 Hagsater 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;