Epidendrum estrellense Ames 1923 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys Type Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Partial shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The La Estrella Epidendrum [Origin of the type species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama at elevations around 1500 to 1750 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight at the base and somewhat flexuous towards the apex stems carrying 5, towards the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, arching, 2" [5 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle enveloped completely by 7, narrowly ovate, subacute, conduplicate, imbricating, glumaceous bracts, successively single, to 7 flowered inflorescence with much longer than the ovary, ovate, subacute, conduplicate, glumaceous floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow, green to purple green flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 934 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide