Epidendrum vexillium Hágsater 1999 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Circinatum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Insignia Epidendrum [refers to the way the lip is positioned to exhibit it]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Panama on the Pacific slope of the Serrania de San Blas and Colombia in the Choco and Risaralda at elevations below 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, laterally compressed, ancipitous stems carrying 2 to 4, distichous, coriaceous, all along the upper half of the stem, articulate, elliptic, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, without a spathe, occuring only once, distichous, erect, flexuous, peduncel laterally compressed, ancipitous, with 2 to 3, sub-imbricate, conduplicate, the apex incurved and touching the peduncle bracts, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, overall, successively 2 to 3, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with the same or shorter than the ovary, conduplicate, acute, dorsal keel minutely dentate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, distichous, all opening to the same side of the rachis, concolor, apple green flowers with a seminal-spicy fragrance.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 395 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;