Epidendrum penneystigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma TYPE Drawing by © Eric Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool LATERSpring THROUGH EARLY Fall

Common Name Penney's Epidendrum [Collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branched, canelike, erect, terete stem carrying all along the stem, deciduous on main stem, persistent and smaller on the branches, elliptic, obliquely bilobed, rounded apically leaves that blooms in the later spring through early fall on a terminal, paniculate, occuring only once, distichous, erect to arcuate, peduncle short, laterally compressed, rachis flexuous, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, simultaneously 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, longer then the ovary, widely ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying rsupinate, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 368 Hagsater & Garcia Cruz 1999 drawing fide;