Epidendrum sigmoideum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The S Shaped Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in elfin cloud forests at elevations around 1550 meters as asmall sized, cool growing, repent sympodial epiphyte with simple, canelike, terete at the base, laterally compressed towards the apex, arising from the middle internode of the previous stem and carrying aggregate towards the apex of the stem, elliptic, obtuse, mucronate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, on a m ature stem, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, peduncle with 1 to 2, basal bracts, rachis flexuous, unornamented, to .8" [2 cm] long, successively 2 to 3, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-elliptic, conduplicate, glumaceous, longer than the ovary, progressively shorter floral bracts and carrying short-lived flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 381 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide;