Epidendrum pajitense C.Schweinf. 1949 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum Photo by © Patricia Harding

Part Shade Hot Cool fall Winter

Common Name The Pajita Epidendrum [A hill in Panama]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in central Panama at elevations of 300 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, simple, thin, terete, cane-like stems with most new stems arising from the middle of the previous, enveloped basally by non-foliaceous, tubular, verrucose sheaths and carrying 8 to 120, distributed throughout the apical half, alternate, articulate, lanceolate-oblong to lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse to subacute, shortly bilobed, entire margined leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal and lateral, the apical is paniculate, the lateral are racemose, thin, the peduncle, short, terete, rachis, short, terete, slightly flexuous, .8 to 3.6" [2 to 9 cm] long, lax, few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying 2 to 6 per branch or raceme, simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Oerstedella pajitense (C.Schweinf.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 866 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;