Supriya Ghosh

Epidendrum coronatum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Orchidaceae
Tribe  Epidendreae
Scientific name  Epidendrum coronatum
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Epidendroideae
Subtribe  Laeliinae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Epidendrum cnemidophorum, Epidendrum coriifolium, Epidendrum eburneum, Epidendrum cristatum, Epidendrum flexuosum

Epidendrum coronatum is a reed-stemmed epiehytic Epidendrum orchid that grows wild in the Neotropics at medium to low altitudes.

Description

E. coronatum is a sympodial epiphyte that produces slitghtly thickened stems up to 70 cm long, covered by the basal sheaths of the fleshy, alternate, ovate-lanceolate leaves, which grow up to 10 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. The arching apical racemose inflorescence has small sheaths at its base, and carries many waxy-textured, green to cream colored flowers. The dorsal sepal, at 20 mm long, is slightly longer than the lateral sepals and the petals, which measure 18 mm. The lip is adnate to the column to its apex, and convex beyond the column. Ruiz and Pavon describe the lip as trilobate, with the medial lobe carrying two smaller divisions; Dodson and Vásquez use the term "4-lobed" to include the divergent processes of the medial lobe.

References

Epidendrum coronatum Wikipedia


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