Epidendrum eburneum Rchb. f. 1867 GROUP Nocturnum Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Common Name or Meaning The Ivory-Colored Epidendrum

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama low on tree trunks at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, terete stem enveloped basally by several, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying a few, coriaceous, dorsally carinate, narrowly elliptic, conduplicate below and basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, fractiflex, successively 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying nocturnaly fragrant flowers.

This species is indistiguishable from E nocturnum when not in bloom but in flower differs by the shape of the flower segments

Synonyms Epidendrum leucocardium Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 31. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 715 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1121 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;