Epidendrum isthmi Schltr. 1922 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by German Carnevali and CICY Website


Common Name The Panamanian Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sealevel to 1800 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, terete, very slightly thickened on the basal half, erect, straight stems carrying 9 to 15, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, subcoriaceous, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring through winter on a terminal, occuring only once, thin, somewhat laterally compressed, straight, paniculate, suberect to slightly arching, to 9" [22.5 cm] long, laxly many [10 to 50] flowered inflorescence with the peduncle without bracts, branches with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneoulsy opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Field Guide toteh Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1132 Hagsater 2008 drawing