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Orchid Species: Epidendrum alatum

Kew currently accepted name is Encyclia alata

Epidendrum alatum is an orchid species identified by Bateman in 1841. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Encyclia alata.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
alatum
(traditional Sander nomenclature)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman
Year
1841
ORIGIN: Found in Chiapas Mexico, and Guatemala as a medium sized, warmto cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 950 to 1875 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Chiapas Mexico, and Guatemala as a medium sized, warmto cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 950 to 1875 meters and is similar in habit to Enc. alata. They have clustered, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, linear-ligulate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves. They bloom in the late spring and summer on a terminal, 3 1/2' [105 cm] long, many flowered, racemose or branched inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with up to 30, lightly fragrant flowers, akin to beeswax and honey.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Encyclia E alata 1914 (Bateman) Schltr.
Add+ Encyclia E belizensis 1918 (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Add+ Encyclia E parviflora 1998 (Regel) Withner
Add+ Encyclia E dickensonianum
Add+ Encyclia E elata
Add+ Epidendrum Epi belizense 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi calocheilum 1841 Hook.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi formosum 1853 Klotzsch
Add+ Epidendrum Epi jeansonnei 2003 J.M.H.Shaw
Add+ Encyclia E alata f. alba
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