Epidendrum brachyclinium Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigm TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Short Clinandrium Epidendrum [this species seems to have the shortest clinandrium of the platystima group]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests and rain forests at elevations around 1460 to 2250 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branched, cane-like, terete stems carrying all along the young stem but when branching 1 to 2 towards the apex, oblong, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, generally on the branches, flowering only once, racemose, distichous, erect, .2 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .12 to .2" [.3 to .5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a single, conduplicate, ovate, obtuse bract covering the peduncle and a much longer than the ovary, conduplicate, widely ovate, obtuse floral bract and carrying resupinate, green flowers that area sometimes tinged with purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 3 Plate 314 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide;