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Orchid Species: Epidendrum neoporpax

Epidendrum neoporpax is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 1934.
Epidendrum (Epi.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
This is a natural hybrid
ORIGIN: Found in Cuba and Dominican Republic in montane wet forests at elevatiuons of 300 to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, arching, terete, arising from the middle internode of the previous stem, enveloped in youth by 1 to 2 sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, semi-terete, succulent-coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a shorter than the leaf, .8 to 1.2 [2 to 3 cm] long, arched,, distichous, laxly, mostly simultaneously, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, conduplicate, glumaceous, ovate, obtuse to rounded floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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Most awarded/recent cultivars: Epi. neoporpax 'Woodstream' (2000)
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