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Epidendrum blepharistes

Epidendrum blepharistes

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. blepharistes
Alliance:
Binomial name
Epidendrum blepharistes
Barker ex Lindl. 1844


Epidendrum blepharistes is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms during anytime of the year with many 6 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on rocky cliffs of the wet montane forest in Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in cool to warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light.


NamingEdit

Common Names: The Fringed Epidendrum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Epidendrum brachycladium Lindl. 1853
  2. Epidendrum brachycladium var. crassipes Lindl. 1853
  3. Epidendrum crassipes (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1916
  4. Epidendrum crassipes (Lindl.) Schltr. ?
  5. Epidendrum dolabrilobum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925
  6. Epidendrum funckii Rchb.f. 1849
  7. Epidendrum pachypodum Schltr. 1920

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