Epidendrum scriptum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1844 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor


Common Name The Spotted Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial occuring along streams in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet montane forests at altitudes of 900 to 2000 meters with an elongate, erect, cane-like stem enveloped by basally clasping, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying, in the apical portion, several, distichous, articulate and conduplicate to the sheaths, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms from spring through fall on a terminal , erect to arcuate, 4" [10 cm] long, several to many flowered, paniculate, successively flowering inflorescence.

Cited by Kew as a synonym of Epidendrum veroscriptum but I will leave them separate at this time.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 736 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 742 Dodson 1982 see observations; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 photo; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1983; epidendsantaclarense.jpg