Epidendrum subnutans Ames & Schweinf. 1930 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Melania Munoz and The Bosque de La Paz Website

Collection sheet and Drawing Specimen by Brenes and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Not Completely Nodding Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1750 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin stems carrying 7 to 11, along the apical 1/2 of the stem, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, veined, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, thin, arching, slighly flexuous, slightly papillose, paniculate, lax, many flowered inflorescence provided with a single, prominent, tubular, acuminate bract and triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, generally less than half the length of the ovary floral bracts and carrying 33 to 200 successively opening, resupinate flowers.

Separated by the dark green leaves, the very small flowers and a 4 lobed lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epideendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1185 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;