Epidendrum stangeanum Rchb.f. 1881 GROUP Lanium

Inflorescence Photos by Ricardo Marin Thiele and his Flicker Photo Website

Plant Photo by Ana Patricia de Nicaragua and the - Infojardin Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Stang's Epidendrum [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia? and Ecuador on trees in pastures and in wet lowland forests as well as mangoves forests at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to fusiform pseudobulbous stems carrying a single, apical, fleshy, terete in youth, becoming subterete with age leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, 2.2" [6 cm] long, laxly, to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying successively opening flowers.

The fat, fusiform stems carrying a single apical, semi-cylindrical, linear leaf, the shorter than the leaf inflorescence carrying yellow green flowers with evidently glandulous sepals and ovary and a concave, transverslly elliptic, acute lip that clasps the column distinguish this species.

Synonyms Epidendrum glandulosum Ames 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977as Epidanthus stangeanum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 739 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo not; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1389 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;