Epidendrum vulcanicola A.H.Heller 1968

GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys Drawing by Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Drawing by Heller and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Warm MID to LATESpring

Common Name The Volocano Residing Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with successive lateral, simple, cane-like, terete, thin stems enveloped basally by tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying in the upper half, 4 to 5, alternate, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid to late spring on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, slightly arching, short, few flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 4 imbricating bracts similar to the much longer than the ovary, progressively shorter above, narrowly ovate, acute, conduplicate, glumaceous, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying 3 to 5 successively opening, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconse Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 744 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide;Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 999 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide;