Epidendrum exasperatum Rchb. f. 1866 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

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Common Name The Smooth Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama as a large sized, warm to col growing epiphyte or lithophyte in lower and upper montane rain forests at elevations of 850 to 2500 meters with narrow, warty, branching, 3 ft. [90 cm] long canes which can produce plantlets, covered with thin oval 2" [5 cm] long, basally clasping, bilobed apically leaves, apical and lateral spikes produce, large, dense heads [3 to 9] of 1" [2.5 cm], fragrant blooms that are longlasting occuring in the winter and early spring.

Synonyms Epidendrum chondranthum Kranzlin 1929; Oerstedella exasperata (Rchb. f.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer. 87. 1866 ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 37. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 119. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 212. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1460 Atwood 1992 as Oerstedella exasperata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 1 1994 photo; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 811 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 831 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 868 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 869 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 931 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 993 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1145 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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