Epidendrum angustisegmentum (L.O.Williams) Hágsater 1999 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Rigidum

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Part shade Hot LATESpring toFall

Common Name The Narrow Segmented Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in coastal lagoons, beaches and palm grove vegetation at elevations around sealevel as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, laterally compressed stems producing new branches from the middle internode of the previous stem and carrying 2 to 4, in the apical half of the stem, alternate, coriaceous, elliptic, unequally bilobed, margin entire, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring to fall on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, distichous, erect, laterally compressed, ancipitose, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature growth, with 1 to 3, spaced out, conduplicate, ovate, obtuse bracts and with slightly shorter than the ovary, ovate, conduplicate, obtuse to acute floral bracts and carrying 3 to 5, successively opening, yellow to greenish yellow flowers that can be in all states of flowering, ie bud, flower, fruit at the same time.

Synonyms *Epidendrum rigidum var. angustisegmentum L.O.Williams 1946

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as E rigidum var angustisergmentum; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 308 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 drawing ok