Epidendrum stolidium Hágsater 2005 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Aberrans Photo by © Dressler and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Ornate Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in western Panama in wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching near the apex with age, cane-like, terete, thin , erect to somewhat pendent stem carrying 7 to 12, throughout the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, lanceolate to narrowly ovate or oblong, acute apically leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, erect, terete, thin, 1.6 to 3" [4 to 7.5 cm] long including the .26 to 1.08" [.7 to 2.7 cm] long peduncle, racemose to paniculate, laxly to 22 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 7 simultaneous flowers and much shorter than the ovary, widely triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Oerstedella ornata Dressler 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 8(2): 345 Dressler 1982 as Oerstedella ornataDrawing fide; *Lankesteriana 5(1): 74 Hagsater 2005 ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 993 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide;

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