Epidendrum transversellipticum Hágsater 2001 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Physinga Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Transversly Elliptic Epidendrum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in western Panama on the ridge of the intercontinental divide at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous stems carrying 3 to 4, all along the stem, alternate, unequal in size, gradually larger towards the apex, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, pluri-racemose, erect, peduncl ancipitous, two-winged, naked, .24" [6 mm] long, with an apical bract similar to the floral bracts, 2.9" [7.4 cm] long, successively single, to 9 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, shorter than the ovary, elliptic, rounded, imbricate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers without fragrance data.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 492 Hágsater 2001 drawing fide;

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