Epidendrum flexicaule Schltr. 1918 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Flexicaule Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

FragrancePart ShadeWarm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Flexuous Stem Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Pacific slope in rain and cloud forests at elevations around 750 to 1800 meters as small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with creeping, branching, successive, cane-like, flexuous, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, linear-elliptic, bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising on the main stem and the secondary stem, racemose, distichous, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long including the very short peduncle, laxly, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with slightly shorter to longer than the ovary, conduplicate, ovate floral bracts and carrying nocturnally scented, green becoming orange brown with age, flowers that have the lip always facing the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1523 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1123 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide