Aspasia epidendroides

Aspasia epidendroides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Aspasia
Species: Asp. epidendroides
Binomial name
Aspasia epidendroides
Lindley 1834

Aspasia epidendroides is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Aspasia.


Plants bloom from winter to spring with two to three 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Northern South America at elevations around 1000 meters


Grow plants in warm temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark. After flowering reduce watering for one to two months.


Common name: The Epidendrum-Like Aspasia


  1. Aspasia barclayi Rolfe, Bull. 1892
  2. Aspasia fragrans Kl. 1853
  3. Odontoglossum aspasia Rchb.f 1861

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