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Epidendrum falcatum

Epidendrum falcatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. falcatum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Epidendrum falcatum
Lindl. 1840

oilostylis falcatum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus coilostylis (since 2004).

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with four to eight 8.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the limestone cliffs and pine forest of Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in intermediate 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 Sickle-Shaped Epidendrum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Epidendrum falcatum Lindl
  2. Aulizeum falcatum Lindley ex stein 1892
  3. Brassavola suaveolens Galeotti ex Hemsl. 1879
  4. Epidendrum lactiflorum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845
  5. Epidendrum parkinsonianum var. falcatum (Lindl.) Ames, 1945

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