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Epidendrum cristatum

Epidendrum cristatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. cristatum
Binomial name
Epidendrum cristatum
Ruiz and Pavon 1798

Epidendrum cristatum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


Plant blooms from fall to summer with several 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing on trees in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Trinidad at elevation of 0 to 2000 meters


Plants grow in cool to warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Water regularly year round and keep plant in moderate lighting.


Common Names: The Comb Epidendrum


  1. Epidendrum alexandri Schltr. 1922
  2. Epidendrum bathyschistum Schltr. 1919
  3. Epidendrum calliferum Lem. 1853
  4. Epidendrum hexadactylum Barb. Rodr. 1877
  5. Epidendrum longovarium Barb. Rodr. 1877
  6. Epidendrum millei Schltr. 1917
  7. Epidendrum rantierium Lindl. ex Gojon Sanchez 1930
  8. Epidendrum tigrinum Sessé & Moç. 1894
  9. Epidendrum validum Schltr. 1921