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Epidendrum radicans
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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. radicans
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Binomial name
Epidendrum radicans
Pavon ex Lindley 1831


Epidendrum radicans is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.

Description

Plant blooms in fall and spring with many 2.5 cm wide flowers.

Distribution

Plant is found growing between grasses and rocks in roadsides and pine and oak forest from Mexico to Colombia at elevations of 900 to 2500 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 is recommended. Lengthen drying period a bit in the winter.


Naming

Common Names: The Ground Rooting Epidendrum


Synonyms

  1. Epidendrum pratense Rchb.f. 1866
  2. Epidendrum rhizophorum Batem. ex Lindley 1838
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