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Orchid Species: Epidendrum longovarium

Kew currently accepted name is Epidendrum cristatum

Epidendrum longovarium is an orchid species identified by Barb.Rodr. in 1877. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Epidendrum cristatum.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
longovarium
Parents
Species
Author
Barb.Rodr.
Year
1877
ORIGIN: A large sized, hot to cool growing terrrestrial or epiphytic reedstem species of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Trinidad that grows on trees in dense tropical forests, open pinelands, and as a terrestrial on rocky brush covered slopes below 2000 meters in altitude.

DESCRIPTION: A large sized, hot to cool growing terrrestrial or epiphytic reedstem species of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Trinidad that grows on trees in dense tropical forests, open pinelands, and as a terrestrial on rocky brush covered slopes below 2000 meters in altitude. This species has no pseudobulbs, but 3' [90 cm] long, thin stems enveloped basally by tubular, scarious sheaths with alternate, coriaceous, flexible, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that give rise to 1 to several, terminal, arcuate-pendulous, to 2' [60 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature cane that is subtended by 6 to 7 elongate, triangular-conduplicate, distichous, imbricating, yellow green bracts with many fragrant flowers that open simultaneously in the late winter through the summer.

FLOWER SIZE: To 2 inches [to 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+ Epidendrum Epi cristatum 1798 Ruiz & Pav.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi alexandri 1922 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi bathyschistum 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi calliferum 1845 Lem.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi hexadactylum 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi tigrinum 1894 Linden ex Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi validum 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi raniferum 1831 Lindl.
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