Epidendrum barbae Rchb.f. 1866 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Barba Volcano Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on the continental divide at elevations of 2000 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or rarely terrestrial with a simple, terete, cane-like, thin, straight stem enveloped by acute, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying 2 to 7, clustered towards the apex, alternate, articulate, unequal, the basal leaf smaller, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter through fall on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, arching, 1.2 to 2.6 [3 to 6.5 cm] long including the short peduncle that is hidden by the 1 to 3 bracts similar to the floral bracts, rachis, terete, thin, zig-zag, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, progressively shorter above, ovate, acute, yellow, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer. 83. Rchb.f 1866; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 911 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide