Epidendrum vallis-silentii M.Díaz & Karremans 2016 GROUP Difforme

TYPE LCDP by © F. M.Díaz & Karremans


Common Name The Valle de Silenti Epidendrum [The Valley of Silence Epidendrum where the TYPE Specimen was discovered]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Cordillera de Talamanca at elevations around 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with flexuous, laterally compressed, ancipitous stems carrying 2 to 9, all along the stem, articulate, coriaceous, ovate to elliptic, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, arising on a mature stem, racemose, occuring only once, erect, successively 1, 2 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, acute, conduplicate, transluscent floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow green flowers with the column and the lip being white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 272(4): 253–255, f. 4A–F. M.Díaz & Karremans 2016 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 8 2017 DRAWING fide;