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Orchid Species: Epidendrum tessellatum

Kew currently accepted name is Vanda tessellata

Epidendrum tessellatum is an orchid species identified by Bateman ex Lindl. in 1795. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Vanda tessellata.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
tessellatum
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman ex Lindl.
Year
1795
ORIGIN: A smaller sized, hot to cool growing, mat forming epiphytic species found on cacti, trees and rocks in sunny locations within humid, seasonally dry forests from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations from sea-level to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: New growth arises, that is shorter than the leaves and has flowers that do not open very well.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [1.8 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Vanda V tessellata 1830 (Roxb.) Hook. ex G.Don in J.C.Loudon
Add+ Vanda V roxburghii 1820 R.Br.
Add+ Vanda V tesselloides 1864 (Roxb.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Aerides Aer tessellata 1833 (Roxb.) Wight ex Lindl.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym allagnata 1832 Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym tessellatum 1799 (Roxb.) Sw.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym tesselloides 1832 Roxb.
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