Epidendrum lancilabium Schltr. 1923 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Photo by Leo Rojas and his Flickr Photo Webpage

Part shadeCoolCold Fall

Common Name The Lance Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in rain forests at elevations of 1000 to 2350 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete stems, the erect, strongly flexuous, often reclining with age main stem longer than the upward arching branches carrying about 8 along the main stem, 2 to 3 on the floral branches, erect, semi-terete, sulcate, linear, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, distichous, erect, terete, short, zigzag inflorescence with longer than the ovary, ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying 2, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 951 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;