Epidendrum thurstoniorum Hágsater 1999GROUP DifformeDrawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and The Epidenra WebSite

Common Name Thurstons' Epidendrum [American Couple, Orchid Enthuisiasts and Collectors of species]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in humid montane and cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, reed-like, laterally compressed, slightly flexuous stems and carrying 4 to 8, all along the stem, elliptic, irregularly bilobed apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, subsessile, corymbose, .6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 386 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide;