Epidendrum villegastigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigm Photo by © Melania Munoz and The Bosque de Paz Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Alto de Villegas E platystigma Subgroup Epidendrum [refers to the occurence and its Placing within Epidendrum]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 1250 to 1550 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with branched, terete, canelike stems carrying larger and deciduous on the main stems, smaller and persistent on the branches, elliptic-lanceolate, obliquely bilobed, rounded leaves that blooms in the late spriung and early summer on a terminal, from the branches, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, erect to arcuate, .6 to 1,2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, longer than the ovary, widely ovate, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 397 Hagsater, Sanchez and Gasrcia-Cruz drawing fide;

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