Systeloglossum panamense Dressler & N.H.Williams 1970 Drawing by Dressler & Williams and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Hot Cool FallWinter

Common Name The Panamanian Systeloglossum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Panama in tall forests at elevations of 350 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an oblong, strongly compressed pseudobulb enveloped bassaly by 5 to 6 longitudinally conduplicate sheaths with the uppermost 4 being leaf bearing and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute, keeled beneath, narrowing below into the short, conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on usually 2, wiry, somewhat flattened, basal, 3.3 to 8" [9 to 20 cm] long, axillary, towards the apex successively branching, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 narrowly triangular, clasping bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 39(4): 326-328, f. 1-7 Dressler & Williams 1970 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 199; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;