Epidendrum paraguastigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Webpage

Fragrant Part shadeCoolCold EARLIERFall

Common Name The Mt Paragua Epidendrum [refers to an eastern Costa Rican Mountain]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests and pastures at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye with a branching, cane-like, terete stem carrying 6 to 12, all along the main stem, branches smaller, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, bilobed leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on a terminal, without a spathe, arising from the branches, occuring only once, racemose, arcuate, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, distichous, short, laterally compressed, flexuous inflorescence with 1, conduplicate, widely ovate, obtuse, bract and conduplicate, much longer than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 7 to 9, simultaneously opening, resupinate, nocturnally fragrant, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 367 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide;