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Orchid Species: Epidendrum quinquelobum

Kew currently accepted name is Epidendrum polyanthum

Epidendrum quinquelobum is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1923. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Epidendrum polyanthum.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
quinquelobum
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1923
ORIGIN: Found in Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela and Brazil in wet premontane forests at elevations of 914 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: An exteremly variable, medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial with an erect, terete, cane-like stem enveloped basally by a few scarious, close sheaths and carrying basally clasping, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute dark green leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, sheathed, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with the flowers opening in succession occurring mostly in the summer but is possible several times a year.

FLOWER SIZE: To about 3/4 inch [to 1.9 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 polyanthum 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi bisetum 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi colorans 1851 Klotzsch
Add+ Epidendrum Epi funiferum 1848 C.Morren
Add+ Epidendrum Epi hondurense 1933 Ames
Add+ Epidendrum Epi lansbergii 1855 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi verrucipes 1918 Schltr.
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