Epidendrum × monteverdense (Pupulin & Hágsater) Hágsater 2005 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum Photo by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning Monteverde Epidendrum [An orchid hotspot in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane and lower montane cloud forests at elevations around 1550 to 1950 meters as a small to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight, much branched above stem carrying 7 to 25, throughout the stem, distichous, articulate, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal and lateral between the uppermost leaves, erect, terete, thin, straight, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long including the .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, somewhat flexuous, racemose to somewhat paniculate, 4 to 26 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

This species is a natural hybrid between E endresii and E exasperata.

Synonyms Oerstedella × monteverdensis Pupulin & Hágsater 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankesteriana 8: 32-36, f. 1A-F, f. 2-3, f. 4A-H, f. 5C Pupulin & Hagsater 2003 as Oerstedella monteverdensis drawing fide; *Lankesteriana 5(1): 74. Hagsater 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1145 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;

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