Epidendrum cymbiglossum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Neowilliamsia

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website

Common Name The Boat-Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama in montane forests at unknown elevations as a small to medium sized, scandent epiphyte with an erect, arcuate to straight, cane-like, laterally compressed stem arising from the middle internodes of the previous stem and carrying 2, subapical, elliptic, bilobed, dorsal keel, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, erect, flexuous, ancipitous, strongly laterally compressed, 7.2 to 7.6" [18 to 19 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem, each internode with a conduplicate, short, wide, obtuse bract and carrying about 9, successively opening, non-resupinate, yellow flowers.

"Epidendrum cymbiglossum belongs to the GROUP Neowilliamsia characterized by the ancipitous stems and rachis with conduplicate, acute bracts and usually non-resupinate flowers with an often digitate lip and has 2 pollina with 2, hard, laminar caudicles. The species is recognizable by the ancipitous rachis, conduplicate, acute bracts, and laminar, lorate caudicles with either 2 or 4 pollinia. Epidendrum cymbiglossum closely resembles E. anoglossum Schltr. at first sight, but can be easily distinguished by the stout, two-leaved stems; successive, larger flowers with the lip .68" [17 mm] long vs. .28 [7 mm long], and the distinctly formed long-trapezoid, obtuse vs. trullate, acute lip." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidaceaum 2 Plate 126 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 9 Plate 908 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 964 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1457 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section;