Epidendrum selligerum is an orchid species identified by Bateman ex Lindl. in 1838. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Encyclia selligera.
ORIGIN: A medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species that occurs in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Bahamas [growing on small trees and on the limestone rocks below] at altitudes of 1400 to 2200 meters in oak and pine-oak forests high up on the trunks or higher branches of trees.
DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species that occurs in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Bahamas [growing on small trees and on the limestone rocks below] at altitudes of 1400 to 2200 meters in oak and pine-oak forests high up on the trunks or higher branches of trees with clustered, conical-ovoid to pyriform pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying 2, towards the apex, ligulate or elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, gradually tapering below into the conduplicate clasping base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, apical, large, to 3' [90 cm] long, branched, verrucose, loosely many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured psudobulb occurring with showy, long-lived, fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: To 1 1/2 inches [to 3.75 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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