Epidendrum turialvae Rchb.f. 1871 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Deep shadeHotCoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Turrialba Epidendrum [A Volcano in Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, rigid, cane-like stems carrying in the apical half, narrow, lanceolate, long-acuminate leaves and blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, long-peduculate, few [1 to 4] flowered, racemose inflorescence that can rebloom over several seasons from a different node and has simultaneously opening flowers.

This plant is part of the Epidendrum paniculatum group but differs in having long acuminate, dictichous, lanceolate leaves and a few flowered racemose inflorescence with a long peduncle.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Gard. Chron. 1871: 1678. 1871; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 42. Panama Schlechter 1922 mis-spelled as E turialbae; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 129. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 742 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 108 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 181 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 196 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 307 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 384 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 398 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 446 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1193 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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