Epidendrum singuliflorum Schltr. 1912 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Mirabile Drawing by Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Single Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in southern Mexico and northern Guatemala in montane rain forests at elevations around 950 merters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with elongate, pendent, cane-like, laterally branching, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying all along the stem, articulate, coriaceous, fleshy, narrowly lanceolate, bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, on the branches only, very short, occuring only once at the same location, can flower again from the same branch but 2 to 3 leaves farther down, peduncel with 2 to 3, imbricate, conduplicate bracts, single flowered inflorescence with almost to as long as the ovary, ovate floral bracts and carrying green, yellowish green to greenish brown, non-fragrant flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Icones Orchidacearum 1 plate 42 Hagsater 1990 Drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005;