Epidendrum pergameneum Rchb.f. 1866 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Parchment Like Epidendrum [refers to the leaves appearance]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloudforests at elevations around 1700 to 2600 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, straight stems carrying 7 to 16, distichous, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, spreading, evidently veined, lanceolate-elliptic, short-acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall through mid spring on a terminal and lateral, compound racemose, producing new racemes from the nodes of the primary inflorescence over the years, short, terete, smooth, many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 4, imbricating, tubular, oblong-triangular, acute bracts and with much shorter than the ovary, ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying 15 to 20 per raceme, simultaneoulsy opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidaceaum 11 Plate 1156 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;