!Euchile mariae [Ames] Withner 1998 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Angelic Nguyen

Plant and inflorescence

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Common Name Marie's Epidendrum [Mary Oestland - wife of Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size to 3" [5 to 8 cm]

A warm to cool growing, medium sized, pendant epiphyte with 2 to 3, towards the apex, waxy gray, oblong or elliptic-oblong, acute foliage and ovoid, clustered, psuedobulbs is found at altitudes of 1000 to 1200 meters in dry oak forests in NW Mexico only, is best mounted on wood, and blooms in spring and summer with fragrant flowers on an apical, 2 to 11" [5 to 27 cm] long, suberect to arching, few [1 to 5] flowered inflorescence and is a semi-deciduous plant that requires a dry winter rest, moderate light and mounting on wood or tree fern.

Synonyms Encyclia mariae [Ames] Hoenhe 1952; *Epidendrum mariae Ames 1937; Prosthechea mariae (Ames) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 6 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 3 1962 as Epidendrum mariae; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1`963 as Epidendrum mariae; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 7 1964; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum mariae; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966 as Epidendrum mariae; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 as Epidendrum mariae; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1974 as Encyclia mariae; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Encyclia mariae photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 6 1995 Photo; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 584 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing fide; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2006 photo asProsthechea mariae; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Prosthechea mariae photo fide;

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