Epidendrum pinniferum C.Schweinf. 1938 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Fin-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters as a large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with elongate, simple, terete, erect stems enveloped in the lower part by strongly verrucose, non-foliaceous, tubular sheaths and carrying numerous, on the upper 2/3 of the stem, alternate, articulate, elliptic, acute, minutely apiculate, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical and lateral near the apex, racemose, laxly few flowered, terete, thin inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acute floral bracts that are much shorter than the ovaries.

Synonyms Oerstedella pinnifera (C.Schweinf.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Oerstedella pinnifera photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1567 Mora & Atwood 1993 as Oerstedella pinnifera drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Oerstedella pinnifera; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 871 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 887 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 887 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;