Epidendrum centropetalum Rchb.f. 1852 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Centropetalum Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photos by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica

LATEand EARLY

Common Name The Spur-Like Gland Epidendrum

Flower Size less than 1 1/2"

Native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet lower montane evergreen to semi-deciduous forests from elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters in full to partial sun as a small to medium sized, cool growing orchid with delicate stems that can produce plantlets all along up and down with linear-lanceolate, shiny leaves that has a wet, dry growing pattern that require high humidity and water throughout the year but less when mature and will bloom on a terminal, few to many flowered inflorescence occuring in the late winter, spring and early summer. It can be easily found in fruit trees near habitation

Synonyms Epidendrum aberrans Schltr. 1918; Epidendrum centradenia Rchb.f. 1865; Epidendrum leprosum Schltr. 1923; Epidendrum tenuiflorum Schltr. 1906; Oerstedella aberrans (Schltr.) Hamer 1983; Oerstedella centradenia [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1852; Oerstedella centropetala (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f 1852; Oerstedella tenuiflora Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin)10(42): 732. 1852; *Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10(53): 932. 1852; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as O centradenia drawing; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as O centropetala drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 41. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Epidendrum tenuiflorum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 35. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum centradenia; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 45. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E tenuiflorum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 129. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E tenuiflorum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 210. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E centradenia; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 210. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum centradenia; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum centropetalum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum centradenium; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Oerstedella centradenia drawing/photo hmm; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 as Epidendrum centradenia; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Oerstedella centropetala drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 891 Dodson 1982 as Oerstedella aberrans drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 892 Dodson 1982 as Oerstedella centradenia drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1457 Dodson 1992 as Oerstedella centradenia drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1458 Dodson 1992 as Oerstedella centropetala drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids Of Costa rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as Oerstedella centradenia ; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 1 1994 photo as Oerstedella centradenia; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 8 1995 as Oerstedella centradenia photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 6 1996 as Oerstedella centradenia photo; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1997 as Oerstedella centradenia drawing/photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 as Oerstedella centradenia photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Oerstedella centradenia photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Oerstedella centropetala; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 as Oerstedella centradenia photo; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 817 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 825 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 867 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 993 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 as Epidendrum aberrans photo fide;

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