(G. Meyer) Hoehne, Bol. Agric. (São Paulo) 34:618.1934
Epidendrum stenopetalum Hook.
Caespitose epiphyte, 15-40 cm long; pseudobulbs lacking; stems leafy, slender, with prominent longitudinal grooves, often somewhat flexuous; internodes usually prominently ribbed, often swollen. Leaves conduplicate, linear to oblong, 2.5-11(14) cm long, 0.4-1.5 cm wide, unequally, shallowly bilobed at apex. Flowers rose-colored, in 1 to few, short, few-flowered racemes; sepals and petals nearly alike, 10-13 mm long, acute or acuminate; lip ± obovate, 11-13 mm long. Capsules ellipsoid, ca 2.5 cm long, prominently ribbed. Croat 4682, Shattuck 221.
Common in the forest, usually rather high in trees. Flowers in the rainy season (August to December). The fruits reach full size by January and dehisce at least by April; some fruits persist without dehiscing well into the rainy season.
Mexico to Central America, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, Brazil, and Ecuador. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest along both slopes of the Canal Zone and in Bocas del Toro, Panama, Herrera (Las Minas), and Darien.
See Fig. 166.