Epidendrum spathulipetalum Hágsater & Dressler 2001 GROUP Neowilliamsia Drawing by © Lopez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Spatulate Petal Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama in montane forests at unknown elevations as a medium sized epiphyte with an erect, sinuous, cane-like, laterally compressed stem and carrying 9 to 13, all along the upper half of the stem, narrowly elliptic, apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later summer and to mid fall on a terminal, paniculate, occuring only once, erect, sinuous, ancipitous, 6.4" [16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem, with 3, distributed along the inflorescence, progressively smaller towards the apex, basally tubular, acute bracts and with shorter than the ovary, ovate, carinate, acute, margin entire floral bracts and carrying 27 to 100, successively opening, non-resupinate, tinged pink sometimes with red blotched flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 4 Plate 486 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;