Epidendrum lankesteri Ames 1923 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii drawing by Atwood and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCool to Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Lankester's Epidendrum [American in Costa Rica earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1350 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, canelike, terete basally, laterally compressed above, erect, straight stems carrying 7 to 9, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, suberect, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a mostly terminal; erect, long pedunculate; occasionally lateral, sessile, erect, ancipitose, two winged, the wings gradually narrower towards the apex; both types pluri-racemose, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, densely successively single flowered [per raceme] 6 to 30 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate-elliptic, rounded, minutely apiculate, conduplicate, imbricating to subimbricate, glumaceous, persistent floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1319 Atwood 1989 Drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 952 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 Drawing fide;