Epidendrum schumannianum Schlechter 1911 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Schumann's Epidendrum [German Cactus Specialist early 20th cen]

Flower Size to about 1" [to about 2.5 cm]

A medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic herb found from 250 to 1100 meters in lowland tropical rain forests that occurs in Costa Rica and Panama? with erect, cylyndric stems enveloped by verrucose leaf sheaths giving rise to coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, conduplicate at the base leaves and blooms on a terminal, simple to laxly branched, rigidly erect, short to 2' [60 cm], few to many flowered inflorescence that has fragrant, long-lived flowers occuring in the winter and early spring.

Synonyms Oerstedella schumanniana (Schltr.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 44. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 127. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1463 Atwood 1992 as Oerstedella schumanniana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Oerstedella schumanniana; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 876 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 983 Hagsater 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;