Epidendrum pseudepidendrum

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Epidendrum pseudepidendrum
Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum GotBot 2015 002.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Epidendrum
Subgenus: Epidendrum subg. Epidendrum
Section: Epidendrum sect. Planifolia
Subsection: Epidendrum subsect. Paniculata
Species: E. pseudepidendrum
Binomial name
Epidendrum pseudepidendrum
Rchb.f. (1856)
  • Pseudepidendrum spectabile Rchb.f. (1852)
Botanical illustration of Epidendrum pseudepidendrum.

Epidendrum pseudepidendrum (the "False Epidendrum Epidendrum") is a species of orchid native to Costa Rica and Panama. The upright canes, which can reach 5 ft., bear paniculate inflorescences which can re-bloom for several years.[1] According to Reichenbach, the strange name is the result of first being named Pseudepidendrum spectabile, before being moved to Epidendrum.

The species E. xanthoianthinum Hágsater (1993) was first described as a gold variety of this species, with the name E. pseudepidendrum var. auratum Rchb.f. (1885).


References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ A. Phillips and C. Hill. "Reed-Stem Epidendrums" Orchids, Sep. 1998, the American Orchid Society
  • H. G. Reichenbach "ORCHIDES" in Dr. Carl Müller, Walpers Annales Botanices Systematicae 6(1861)414, Berlin.

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