Epidendrum endresii Rchb. f. 1883GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum

Another Plant Photo by © Jay Pfahl.

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Common Name Endres' Epidendrum [German Orchid Collector-Central America 1800's]

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in windy, premontane and lower montane cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, terete, cylindric stems with black verrucose sheaths that reach about a foot [30 cm] and stiff, distichous, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate, obtuse or retuse leaves articulated to the basal leaf sheaths which blooms on a terminal, few flowered, racemose inflorescence subtended by elliptic-lanceolate, acute, foliaceous bracts and giving rise to relatively large for the size of the plant, flat, fragrant flowers occuring in the winter and spring.

Synonyms Epidendrum adolphii Schechter 1906; Oerstedella adolphii (Schltr.) Brieger 1977; Oerstedella endresii (Rchb. f.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1459 Dodson 1992 as Oerstedella endresii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Oerstedella endresii; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 880 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 931 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 NO 8 2007 drawing; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 931 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1145 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;