Epidendrum xanthinum

Epidendrum xanthinum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. xanthinum
Binomial name
Epidendrum xanthinum
Lindl. 1844

Epidendrum xanthinum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with many 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing Colombia and Brazil at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters


Plants grow in cool to 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.


Common Names: The Yellow Epidendrum


  1. Epidendrum ellipticum var. flavum Lindl. 1840

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