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Orchid Species: Epidendrum magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae is an orchid species identified by Muhl. ex Hágsater in 1813.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
magnoliae
Parents
Species
Author
Muhl. ex Hágsater
Year
1813
ORIGIN: Found in Florida and Mexico.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic or rarely lithophytic orchid commonly refered to as the green-Fly Orchid which is found on trees in low woods and cypress swamps where it flowers mainly from mid-fall through the end of spring on a terminal, basally sheathed, lax, erect, short to 6 1/2 [16.5 cm], raceme with long lived, fragrant flowers which have a lip shaped like a green fly, hence the common name. This species has thick fleshy roots, a simple reed-like stem enveloped by tubular, scarious sheaths and carries 2 to 3, articulate, narrowly elliptic, acute, sub-coriaceous leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3/4 inch [to 2.3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Amphiglottis Amph conopsea 1933 (R.Br.) Small
Add+ Epidendrum Epi conopseum 1813 R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
Add+ Larnandra Larn magnolia 1825 (Muhl.) Raf.
Add+ Larnandra Larn conopsea 1837 (R.Br.) Raf.
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