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Epidendrum nocturnum

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

Epidendrum nocturnum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


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


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


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.


Common Names: Night Scented Epidendrum


  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