Epidendrum trachythece Schltr. 1907 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Photo by The Herbario Zamorano Website

Type Collection Type Drawing by Blanche Ames and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Rough, Uneven Container Epidendrum [refers to the rugose sheaths]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in high, evergreen and cloud forests at elevations of 1250 to 2450 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete stems enveloped by rugose sheaths, main branch tall, side branches half as long, floral and tertiary branches very short, arising from near the apex of the preceding stem, carrying to more than 10 on the main stem, 2 to 3 on the floral stems, articulate, linear-oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms at any time of the year on terminal, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, conduplicate, ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 741 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide;Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1531 Mora & Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 11 Plate 1188 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;

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