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Epidendrum parkinsonianum

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. parkinsonianum
Binomial name
Epidendrum parkinsonianum
Hooker 1840

Epidendrum parkinsonianum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


Plant blooms at various times of the year with one to three flowers. Flowers are 15 cm wide and have a scent of citrus.


Plant is found in oak and pine forest of Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Vara Cruz, and Chiapas states of Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters. It is also found in Guatemala, specifically Coban, Departamento Alta Vera Paz.


Plants grow in cool from about 28°F to warm conditions of about 80°F and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light is recommended. Lengthen drying period a bit in the winter.


Common Names: Parkinson's Epidendrum


  1. Brassavola pescatorii hort. ex Rchb. f. 1892
  2. Epidendrum aliofolium Bateman not L. 1840
  3. Epidendrum falcatum Lindley var zeledoniae Schlechter 1923
  4. Coilostylis parkinsoniana [Hkr.] Withner & Harding 2004