Epidendrum stenoselaginella Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Epidadnthus

TYPE Drawing Photo by Eric Hagsater/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Narrow E sellaginella Epidendrum [refers to the narrow leaves of this species compared to E selaginella]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 650 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, new stems arise from the 2nd to 3rd internode of the previous stem, terete, thin, erect, straight stems carrying 9 to 15, all along the stem, distichous, alternate, articulate, generally erect-spreading, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, unequally bilobed, minutely apiculate, amplexicaul, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring through mid fall on a terminal, occuring only once, distichous, rarely secund, racemose, erect, elongate, peduncle short, .2 to .68" [.5 to 1.7 cm] long, filiform, straight, sometimes provided with a single basally tubular, acute bract, rachis straight, laxly spread, simultaneously 4 to 5 flowered inflorescnece with slightly shorter to as long as the ovary, narrowly ovate, acute, conduplicate, amplexicaul, slightly papillose floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, distichous, greenish, yellow to greenish yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 9 Plate 991 Hagsater & Santiago 2007 drawing fide;