Epidendrum hunterianum Schltr. 1922 GROUP Difforme

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photos by La Selva Digital Flora Website


Common Name Hunter's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Postmaster and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in lowland, montane rainforest and cloud forests at elevations of 10 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitose stems carrying 5 to 8, all along the stem, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, retuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter through late fall on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile inflorescence arising on a mature stem with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and 4 to 6, resupinate, simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1318 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 842 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;