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Orchid Species: Epidendrum platycardium

Kew currently accepted name is Prosthechea spondiada

Epidendrum platycardium is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1922. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea spondiada.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
platycardium
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1922
ORIGIN: Found in Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Panama in premontane rainforests in open canopies at elevations of 900 to 2100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with cylindric to narrowly ovoid, furrowed with age pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely in youth by several, imbricate, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaf and blooms on a terminal, few [3 to 4] flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe on a newly matured pseudobulb occurring in the fall through spring with non-resupinate flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/4 inches [5.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Prosthechea Psh spondiada 1998 (Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl spondiadum 2004 (Rchb.f.) Withner & P.A.Harding
Add+ Epidendrum Epi spondiadum 1852 Rchb.f.
Add+ Encyclia E spondiada 1971 (Rchb.f.) Dressler
Most awarded/recent cultivars: E. spondiada 'Gabriel' (1985)
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