Epidendrum apaganoides D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Difforme

Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name The Apaganum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1000 meters with leafy stems concealed by strongly compressed, subinflated leafless below and leaf-bearing sheaths above and carrying several, oblong, emarginate, coriaceous, conduplicate towards the base leaves that in nature blooms from the summer till early winter on a terminal, subsessile, umbellate inflorescence that can rebranch from the base with ovate floral bracts and has groups of 3 to 5 flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 450 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 8 Plate 827 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as E apaganoides photo good; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 8 Plate 896 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1254 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1603 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See recognition section;