Jacquiniella equitantifolia (Ames) Dressler 1966 Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Morris


Common Name The Equitant Leafed Jacquiniella

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found from Belize south to Panama in wet montane forests as a medium sized, pendant, hot to cool growing epiphyte found at elevations of 60 to 1400 meters with compressed stems enveloped completely by scarious sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing and carrying, sessile, equitant, imbricate, ensiform, acuminate, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, hidden within the innermost leaf, short inflorescence and carrying 1 to 3 successively opening single, night fragrant flowers .

Synonyms Briegeria equitantifolia (Ames) Senghas 1980; Epidendrum equitans Lindl. 1838; *Epidendrum equitantifolium Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum equitans; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 32. Panama Schlechter 1922 as E equitans; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum equitantifolium; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum equantifolium; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 790 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 1 1999 photo; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide