Epidendrum tritropianthum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Epidanthus Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Three Keeled Epidendrum [refers to the 3 keels on the lip which separates this species from others in the Epidanthus group]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests in mosses at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, branching from the internodes near the base of the previous stem and carrying 5 to 8, all along the apical 1/2 of the stem, alternate, more or less fleshy, erect spreading, acicular, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, erect, laterally compressed, straight, filiform, secund, lax, 2" to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with a bract at the middle that is similar to the somewhat, longer than the ovary, widely triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying 3 to 7, successively opening, resupinate, distichous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 9 Plate 998 Hagsater & Salazar 2007 drawing fide;