Epidendrum tripetaloides Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Pleuranthium SUBGROUP Phragmites Drawing by © Jimenez Based on Heller and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Three Petal Epidendrum [refers to the similarity between the 2 petals and the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Belize and Nicaragua on the Caribbean hills at elevations of 750 to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, cane-like, simple, basally terete, slightly laterally compressed above, thin, straight stem carrying 10 to 14, all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, articulate, alternate, sub-erect, ovate-lanceolate, sub-acute, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the mid winter on a few, all along the stem in between the leaves, lateral, peduncle very short, completely enveloped by the 3 short, tubular, imbricating sheaths, sub-sessile, single flowered inflorescence and carrying greenish-white flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum centroamericanum Molinari 2016; Epidendrum tripetalum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 997 Hagsater & Santiago 2007 as E tripetalum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] Appendix II V Hagsater & Santiago 2015