Epidendrum witherspooniorum Hágsater & Dressler 2004 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Stenophyton TYPEDrawing by © Hagsater & Dressler and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Witherspoons' Epidendrum [American Missouri Botanical Garden collector and wife current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, straight, terete, branching near the apex when mature stems and carrying 4 to 7, all along the apical half of the stem, elliptic, bilobed leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, distichous, racemose, occuring only once, on a mature stem, flexuous, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, progressively shorter, perpendicular to the rachis, ovate, somewhat carinate towards the apex floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 798 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide;