Epidendrum serruliferum Schltr. 1923 GROUP Nanodes Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Saw Edged Epidendrum [refers to the dentate margins of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect stems enveloped completly by leaf sheaths and carrying 5 to 8, all along the stem, distichous, spreading, unequal, non-articulate, somewhat basally imbricate, succulent, linear to oblong-lanceolate, amplexicaul and conduplicate basally, obtuse, unequally bilobed, margin hyaline, somewhatrevolute, slightly basally erose, dentate apically leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, sessile, occuring only once, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with slightly longer than the ovary, unequal in size, widely triangular, conduplicate, acute, amplexicaul, margin dentate floral bracts and carrying erect, more or less resupinate, delicately fleshy, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 44. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Flora of Panama L O Williams 1946 as E congestum; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 986 Hagsater & Santiago 2007 Drawing fide;