Common Name: Oerstedella centradenia
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: late winter, spring and early summer
Flower Size: less than 1.5"
Synonyms: *Epidendrum centradenia Rchb. f. 1865; Epidendrum tenuiflorum Schltr. 1906; Oerstedella centropetala (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f 1852; Oerstedella tenuiflora Hágsater 1981
Native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet lower montane evergreen to semi-deciduous forests from elevations of 1200m to 1500m in full to partial sun as a small to medium sized, warm to hot growing orchid with delicate stems that can produce plantlets all along up and down with linear-lanceolate, shiny leaves that has a wet, dry growing pattern that require high humidity and water throughout the year but less when mature and will bloom on a terminal, few to many flowered inflorescence occurring in the late winter, spring and early summer. It can be easily found in fruit trees near habitation.