Epidendrum summerhayesii Hágsater 1993 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid 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, 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.


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; 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