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Orchid Species: Epidendrum difforme

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Epidendrum difforme is an orchid species identified by Jacq. in 1760.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
difforme
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Jacq.
Year
1760
ORIGIN: This is a variable sized, cold to warm growing, pendant or erect, caespitose, epiphytic species from the tropical Americas up to elevations of 3000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is a variable sized, cold to warm growing, pendant or erect, caespitose, epiphytic species from the tropical Americas up to elevations of 3000 meters with numerous, leafy, flexuous stems enveloped completely by persistent sheaths carrying leathery to fleshy, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves and may bloom at any time during the year but mostly in the late spring and summer on a short, umbellate 1 to many flowered, racemose inflorescence subtended by a large spathe with fragrant, translucent green or white flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: Less than 1 1/4 inch [less than 2.85 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Epidendrum Epi umbelliferum 1791 J.F.Gmel.
Add+ Amphiglottis Amph difformis 1924 (Jacq.) Britton in N.L.Britton & P.Wilson
Add+ Neolehmannia Nha difformis 1978 (Jacq.) Pabst
Add+ Epidendrum Epi arachnoideum 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Auliza Alz difformis 1913 (Jacq.) Small
Add+ Epidendrum Epi virens 1842 Hoffmanns.
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