Epidendrum veraguasense Hágsater 1992 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Flexicaule Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeWarm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Veraguas Epidendrum [A Province of western Panama]

Flower Size .85" [2.1 cm]

Found in Panama in rainforests at elevations of 650 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a branching, sinuous, cane-like, terete stem that is longer than the branches, with 6 similar leaves, branching from the subapical internodes and these producing new branches from the subapical internodes, and carrying alternate, subcoriaceous, all along the stems, elliptic-ovate, apically bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the earlier fall through mid winter on a terminal, occuring only once, simple, distichous, sinuous, smooth 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on the main and flowering stems, with a basal bract and conduplicate, prominent, slightly longer than the ovary, ovate floral bacts and carrying 2 to 3, simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquidea (Mexico City) n.s. 12:286 Hagsater 1992 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1195 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing ok;