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Orchid Species: Epidendrum stamfordianum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Epidendrum stamfordianum is an orchid species identified by Bateman in 1838.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
stamfordianum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman
Year
1838
ORIGIN: Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela, in seasonally dry forests on large branches at elevations of 20 to 800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species with fusiform pseudobulbs with 3 to 4, elliptic-oblong leaves and is an erect epiphytic orchid, flowering in the winter, spring and summer and fall arising from the base of a newly formed, mature pseudobulb; one of a few species to do this in the genus Epidendrum; to 24 [60 cm] long, many flowered raceme or panicle of showy, long-lasting, fragrant flowers growing best mounted on wood with semi-shady conditions and needs a semi rest in the winter from water and fertilizer. This plant can become dormant after collecting and sit for 2 years before responding to cultivation.

FLOWER SIZE: To more than 1 1/2 inches [more than 3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Epidendrum Epi basilare 1843 Klotzsch
Add+ Epidendrum Epi cycnostachys 1881 Benth.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi cycnostalix 1852 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi stamfordianum h.f. flavum
Articles Published in ORCHIDS.ORG Likes
EPIDENDRUM STAMFORDIANUM: Inflorescence From Apex Rather Than Base of Pseudobulb by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). It is abnormal; but abnormal spiking occurs infrequently with many species. A71-153 0
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