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Orchid Species: Epidendrum flabelliforme

Kew currently accepted name is Cochleanthes flabelliformis

Epidendrum flabelliforme is an orchid species identified by Sw. in 1788. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cochleanthes flabelliformis.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
flabelliforme
Parents
Species
Author
Sw.
Year
1788
ORIGIN: Found in Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil in relatively undisturbed, wet, montane forests at elevations of 250 to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Caespitose, small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte in deep shade with ample humidity and has basally overlapping, linear-lanceolate, pale green, basally articulate leaves that are held in a loose, 2 ranked fan which blooms in the summer on a stout, erect, axillary, 4 [10 cm] long peduncle with a single, waxy, short-lived flower which is large and fragrant.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cochleanthes Cnths flabelliformis 1959 (Sw.) R.E.Schult. & Garay
Add+ Cochleanthes Cnths fragrans 1837 Raf.
Add+ Huntleya Hya imbricata 1852 Rchb.f.
Add+ Warczewiczella W cochlearis 1852 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Warczewiczella W cochleata 1883 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Warczewiczella W gibeziae 1892 (N.E.Br.) Stein
Add+ Zygopetalum Z cochleare 1836 Lindl.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z cochleatum 1838 Paxton
Add+ Zygopetalum Z conchaceum 1844 Hoffmanns.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z flabelliforme 1863 (Sw.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Zygopetalum Z gibeziae 1888 N.E.Br.
Add+ Chondrorhyncha Chdrh flabelliformis 1962 (Sw.) Alain
Add+ Warczewiczella W flabelliformis 1903 (Sw.) Cogn. in I.Urban
Add+ Cymbidium Cym flabelliforme 1799 (Sw.) Sw.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cnths. flabelliformis 'Petit Bois' (1985) Cnths. flabelliformis 'MAJ' (1984)
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