Common Name: Anton Epidendrum
Habitat: Panama. Epidendrum antonense grows on trees in wet mountain forests from 70 to 800 meters in elevation. The plants are frequently found growing near streams or other areas of surface water.
Plant Size: Small to Medium. Epidendrum antonense has upright, fleshy reed-like stems that are covered in greenish-purple leaves. Grows on trees.
Flower Size: 0.75 inches (2 cm)
Flower Description: The flowers of Epidendrum antonense are produced on a persistent flower stem that grows to 4 inches (10 cm). Don't cut the flower stem when the flowers fade because the stem can produce new flowers for many years. No fragrance.
Bloom Season: Summer.
Growing Temperature: Warm
Additional Information: This species was named for the Anton Valley in Panama because that is where the type specimen was first discovered growing. Mount on cork bark or tree fern plaques or grow in slatted baskets. Epidendrum antonense needs warm, humid growing conditions with lots of air circulation.