Epidendrum summerhayesii Hágsater 1993 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium

Another Flower Color

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website

ScentPartial SunCoolWinterSpring SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Summerhayes' Epidendrum [English Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, straight stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, narrowly elliptic to sublinear, bilobed, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, distichous, racemose, erect, fractiflex, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long ovarall, laterally compressed, ancipitous, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature cane and flowers only once, carrying the successively opening, 2 to 5 open at any one time, nocturnally, weakly, foul scented flowers.

"Epidendrum summerhayesii is part of GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium characterized by the sympodial habit, coriaceous leaves, and the racemose, distichous inflorescence carrying fleshy green to purplish flowers. The species is distinguished from E. coriifolium Lindl. by the rounded floral bracts, deep olive-green plants tinged with purple, and successive, usually purple flowers. Epidendrum magnibracteatum Ames 1922 has acute floral bracts and green flowers; E. caluerorum Hágsater has narrow leaves and acute, subparallel floral bracts about as long as the ovary; E. allochronum Hágsater has successive flowers and spreading, rounded bracts." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 104 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 112 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 116 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 189 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian ORhcids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 328 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 793 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1228 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;