Epidendrum mora-retanae Hágsater 1993 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Paranense

Plant and Flowers Photos by © J Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Full shade Warm Cool MIDWinter Spring

Common Name Mora-Retana's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Director of Lankester Garden]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia [the photos are all in situ from a plant encounted on Mt Farallone Cauca Colombia] in tall evergreen forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing, hanging epiphyte with many branching, main stem and primary branches with longer leaves than the flowering branches which arise from both the main or primary branches all carrying evenly distributed throughout, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring on a terminal, on the flowering branches, distichus, occuring only once 1.6 to 2.8 [4 to 7 cm] long, peduncle, short with 3 to 5, imbricate, conduplicate bracts, simultaneously 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, conduplicate, more or less imbricate floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 160 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide