Epidendrum coriifolium

Epidendrum coriifolium

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. coriifolium
Binomial name
Epidendrum coriifolium
Lindl. 1851

Epidendrum coriifolium is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


Plant blooms in the winter with several 4 to 5 cm flowers. Flowers have an unpleasant fragrance.


Plant is found in wet montane forest from Chipas, Mexico through Central Ameriaca, to Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela at at 350 to 1500 meters.


Plants grow in warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light is recommended. Lengthen drying period a bit in the winter.


Epi. coriifolium Epidendrum coriifolium variant Petals and sepals are green, Lip is green


Common Names: The Leather-Like Leaf Epidendrum


  1. Epidendrum fuscopurpureum Schltr. 1922
  2. Epidendrum imitans Schltr. 1921
  3. Epidendrum magnibracteatum Ames 1922
  4. Epidendrum palmense Ames 1923
  5. Epidendrum subviolascens Schltr. 1923

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