Epidendrum sotoanum Karremans & Hágsater 2010 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by © Bogarin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Soto's Epidendrum [Mexican Botanist early 2000's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Atlantic Slope of the Cordillera Central in premontane forests at elevations around 1050 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete, somewhat flexuous, new stems arise from the sub-apical node of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 5, aggregate towards the apex, unequal, middle one usually largest, obovate-elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter through late spring on a terminal, occuring only once, laterally compressed, somewhat ancipitose, .8" [2 cm] long, 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying flowers that have no scent.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 9(3): 405 Karremans & Hágsater 2010 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1386 Karremans & Hagsater 2010 drawing fide;