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

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Morris

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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

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