Epidendrum mirabile Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Mirabile Type Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sunCoolFall

Common Name The Wonderful Epidendrum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on moss covered trunks and branches of oaks as a large to giant sized, cool growing species occuring at an elevation of 1100 to 2000 meters with terete, cane-like, straight stems with each successive stem arising from the subapical node of the previous stem and carrying numerous, alternate, distrubuted throughout the stem, articulate, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, unequally bilobed , subcoriaceous, the lower and apical smaller leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, short, densely few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence with equal to longer than the ovary, ovate, conduplicate, non-imbricating floral bracts and carrying 1 to 3 mostly 2, simultaneously opening, very fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum mirabile; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 179 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 359 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 840 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 957 Hagsater 2007 drwaing fide