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Epidendrum stamfordianum

Epidendrum stamfordianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. stamfordianum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Epidendrum stamfordianum
Bateman 1856


Epidendrum stamfordianum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms during any season with many 3.75 cm wide fragrant flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on branches in the dry forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 20 to 800 meters.

CultureEdit

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. Plant can remain dormant for two years after collecting date before response in cultivation.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Epidendrum stamfordianum album Epidendrum stamfordianum var. album Sepals and petals are green, lip is white and yellow.
Epidendrum stamfordianum roseum Epidendrum stamfordianum var roseum Sepals and petals are green with red spots, lip is pink.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Stamford's Epidendrum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Auliza stamfordiana (Bateman) Brieger 1977
  2. Epidendrum basilare Klotzsch 1843
  3. Epidendrum cycnostachys Benth. 1881
  4. Epidendrum cycnostalix Rchb.f 1852
  5. Epidendrum stamfordianum var. lawrenceanum hort. ex Stein 1892
  6. Epidendrum stamfordianum var. leeanum Rchb. f. 1888
  7. Epidendrum stamfordianum Batem. var parviflorum Regel 1856
  8. Epidendrum stamfordianum var. pictum Lem. 1852
  9. Epidendrum stamfordianum var. wallacei Rchb. f. 1887
  10. Psilanthemum basilare (Klotzsch) Stein 1892

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