Epidendrum fuscinum (Dressler) Hágsater 2005 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Intermixtum Photo by © Dressler and The Epidendra Website

EARLY

Common Name or Meaning The Trident Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a simple, arising from near the base of the previous stem, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stem enveloped basally by non foliaceous, verrucose, tubular sheaths and carrying 6 to 12, throughout the apical half, alternate, articulate, spreading, lower ones deciduous, ovate to ovate-elliptic, obtuse, generally bilobed leaves that blooms in the early spring on a terminal and lateral, erect, terete, thin, .8 to 3.2" [2 to 8 cm] long including the .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, the laterals racemose, the apical paniculate, 12 to 17 flowered inflorescence and much shorter than the ovary, triangular-ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Oerstedella fuscina Dressler 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 8(2): 347, 349 Dressler 1982 as Oerstedella fuscina drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 939 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 as Epidendrum fuscinum drawing fide;

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