Epidendrum pansamalae Schltr. 1912 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Aberrans

Side view of Flowers Photos by © Sune Holt

Part Shade Warm CoolFall

Common Name The Pansamala Epidendrum [a town in Guatemala]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in elfin forests at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with non-branching, slender, erect canes completely enveloped by scarious, tubular sheaths that become leaf-bearing in the apical 1/4 and carrying a few, narrowly elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 2" [5 cm] long, fractiflex, several flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Can be confused with O centradenia but differs in the unbranched growth habit and an entire midlobe [not bilobed] and the wider, obtuse lateral lobes of the lip

Synonyms Epidendrum dunnii A.D.Hawkes 1952; Oerstedella pansamalae (Schltr.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum pansamalae; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as E dunnii; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Oerstedella pansamalae; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 893 Dodson, Hamer 1983 as Oerstedella pansamalae drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Oerstedella pansamalae; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 801 Hagsater and Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 817 Hagsater and Sanchez 2006 see recognition Section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 825 Hagsater and Sanchez 2006 see recognition Section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 867 Hagsater and Sanchez 2006 Drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 993 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;