Epidendrum trialatum Hágsater 1984 SUBGROUP Difforme

Inflorescence Photos by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name The Three Winged Epidendrum

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua?, Panama and Costa Rica in rain and semi-deciduous forests at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by 3 to 4, elongate, acuminate, loose, scarious sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, linear, obtuse to retuse, conduplicate and basally clasping leaves and blooms in the fall through spring on a sub-umbellate, nearly sessile, several flowered, 1" [2.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through an apical spathe and carrying very nocturnally fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1317 Atwood 1989 see notes; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1328 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1189 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide