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Orchid Species: Epidendrum secundum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Epidendrum secundum is an orchid species identified by Jacq. in 1760.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
secundum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Jacq.
Year
1760
ORIGIN: A sturdy, erect, medium sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial found in the Lesser Antilles and South America at elevations of 600 to 1750 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A sturdy, erect, medium sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial found in the Lesser Antilles and South America at elevations of 600 to 1750 meters with an elongate stem with alternate, basally clasping, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, terminal, long stalked, 2' [60 cm] long peduncle covered by remote sheaths bearing a raceme or few branched panicle of a few to many, non-resupinate flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [3.75 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 rubroticum 1993 Hágsater
Add+ Epidendrum Epi brachiophyllum
Add+ Amphiglottis Amph lacera 1924 (Lindl.) Britton in N.L.Britton & P.Wilson
Add+ Amphiglottis Amph secunda 1924 (Jacq.) Britton in N.L.Britton & P.Wilson
Add+ Epidendrum Epi ansiferum 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi antioquiense 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi brachyphyllum 1853 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi bulkeleyi 1957 A.D.Hawkes
Add+ Epidendrum Epi coroicoense 1929 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi cuzcoense 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi dolichopus 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi giroudianum 1856 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi herzogii 1913 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi incisum 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi inconstans 1931 Ames ex Gleason
Add+ Epidendrum Epi lacerum 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi novogranatense 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi polyschistum 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi sulfuratorium 1914 E.H.L.Krause
Add+ Epidendrum Epi tarmense 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi secundum f. xanthinum
Add+ Epidendrum Epi elipticum
Add+ Epidendrum Epi elongatum 1791 Jacq.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi gracilicaule 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi longihastatum 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi tricallosum 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi versicolor 1926 Hoehne & Schltr.
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