Epidendrum zunigae Hágsater, Karremans & Bogarín 2008 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Isomerum Photo by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Zuniga's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Original collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet montane forests at elevations around 126 meters as a small sized, pendant, hot growing epiphyte with terete, somewhat flexuous, incipiently branched basally and carrying numerous, leafy throughout the stem, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, shortly mucronate, coriaceous, slightly carinate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, very short, to 3 flowered inflorecence with amplexicaul, imbricating, ovate-oblong, rounded floral bracts that are longer than the ovary.

Part of the Epidendrum ramosum Group characterized by having monopodial branching stems, a spike-like, distichous inflorescence as well as the Epi isomerum subgroup which are long, pendant plants with very narrow, acuminate leaves and 1 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lankesteriana 8(2): 63. 2008; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1200 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide