Epidendrum aclandiae is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1861. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya aclandiae.
ORIGIN: Found in Bahia Brazil in rather dry areas near the coast at elevations of 100 to 400 meters on rough barked trees with seabreezes but little rain.
DESCRIPTION: Dwarf sized, warm growing epiphytic species that has slender, jointed, furrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, elliptic, thick, fleshy, red spotted, obtuse leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a short, terminal, inflorescence held within the developing leaves that carries 1 to 2, large in proportion to the plant, fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 4 inches [6 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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