Epidendrum ionophlebium Reichb.f. Repent or caespitose epiphyte, to 40 cm tall; pseudobulbs usually narrowly ovoid, 3-9 cm long. Leaves 2 (3), borne at apex of pseudobulb, ligulate or elliptic, obtuse at apex, 10-35 cm long, l.5-4 cm broad. Inflorescences terminal, to 15 cm long, bearing few to several flowers; flowers greenish to white; sepals 1.4-3.5 cm long; petals somewhat shorter, elliptic-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, acute or acuminate; lip to 2.2 cm long, ovate to orbicular, obtuse to apiculate at apex, clawed at base, colored as the petals but with purplish stripes. Fruits winged at maturity. Shattuck 799. Not seen on the island in recent years. Flowering collections from Panama were all made between January and July. See Fig. 167.