Epidendrum polyanthum

Epidendrum polyanthum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. polyanthum
Binomial name
Epidendrum polyanthum
Lindl. 1831

Epidendrum polyanthum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


Plant blooms in the summer with five to twenty 1.9 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 914 to 2000 meters


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.


Common Names: The Many Flowered Epidendrum


  1. Epidendrum bisetum Lindl. 1841
  2. Epidendrum colorans Klotzsch 1851
  3. Epidendrum funiferum C. Morren 1848
  4. Epidendrum heteroglossum Kraenzl. 1921
  5. Epidendrum lansbergii Rchb. f. 1859
  6. Epidendrum polystachyum Pav. ex Lindl. 1831
  7. Epidendrum quinquelobum Schltr. 1923
  8. Epidendrum stallforthianum Kraenzl. 1912
  9. Epidendrum verrucipes Schltr. 1918

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