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Epidendrum nocturnum

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. nocturnum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Epidendrum nocturnum
Jacquin 1760


Epidendrum nocturnum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.

Description[]

Plant blooms from summer to fall with one to three 13.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant during the evening.

Distribution[]

Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Florida United States, Bahamas, Puerto Ricao, Windward Islands, Leewards Islands, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 100 to 1980 meters

Culture[]

Plants grow in cool to warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light.

Naming[]

Common Names: Night Scented Epidendrum

Synonyms[]

  1. Amphiglottis nocturna [Jacq.] Britt. 1924
  2. Auliza nocturna [Jacq.]Small 1913
  3. Epidendrum carolinianum Lam. 1783
  4. Epidendrum discolor A. Rich & Gal. 184
  5. Epidendrum leucarachne Schltr. 1920
  6. Epidendrum nocturnum var. angustifolium Stehlé 1939
  7. Epidendrum nocturnum var. panamense Schlechter 1922
  8. Epidendrum oliganthum Schltr. 1921
  9. Nychosma nocturna [Jacq.]Raf. 1837
  10. Nyctosma nocturna [Jacq.]Raf. 1837
  11. Phaedrosanthus nocturnus [Jacq.]O.Ktze. 1904
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