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Epidendrum wallisii

Epidendrum wallisii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. wallisii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Epidendrum wallisii
Rchb. f. 1875


Epidendrum wallisii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with several 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on tree trunks and branches in Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in cool to intermediate 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Epidendrum wallisii1 Epidendrum wallisii variety Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is white with pink streaks.
Epidendrum wallisii2 Epidendrum wallisii variety Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is white with a pink patch.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Wallis' Epidendrum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oerstedella wallisii (Rchb. f.) Hágsater 1981

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