Epidendrum sandiorum (Hágsater, Karremans & L.Sánchez) Hágsater, Karremans et L.Sánchez 2013

GROUP Coilostylis Photo by © Karremans and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Sandi's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Family with the property where the type was collected current]

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests of the Pacific watershed in the Cordillera de Talamanca at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphytic natural hybrid between E ciliare and E oerstedii with stems thickened into a sub-spherical to ovoid homoblastic pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, ovate-elliptic, bilobed leaf that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, arising on an immature pseudobulb, peduncle laterally compressed, 1" [2.5 cm] long, enveloped by triangular, obtuse bracts, simultaneously at least 3 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bract and carrying resupinate flowers that turn completely yeloow with age.

CAUTION Within my current framework this species would best be placed within Coilostylus but to date has not been named as such.

Synonyms Epidendrum × sandiorum Hágsater, Karremans & L.Sánchez, Lankesteriana 12: 32 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 12: 32 Hágsater, Karremans & L.Sánchez 2012 Drawing/photos fide; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1483 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide;