Epidendrum microcardium Schltr.1923 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Photo by Bogarin and Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeCoolCold WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Small Heart Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in rain and cloud forests at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete stems, the main longer than the branches and carrying about 12 along the main stem, 2 to 3 aggregate towards the apex of the branches, all narrowly oblong-elliptic, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, racemose, distichous, secund, straight, subsessile, short inflorescence arising on both the stem and the branches with shorter than the ovary, triangular, oblong, acute floral bracts and carrying 3 to 10, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate, secund flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum sanchoi var. exasperatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 Epidendrum sanchoi var. exasperatum ; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1142 Hagsater 2008 drawing fide;