Epidendrum wrightii Lindl. 1858 GROUP Schistochilum SUBGROUP Secundum

Flower cluster

Another flower cluster

Another cluster Neat! Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name Wright's Epidendrum [American Collector & Botanist later 1800's]

Found in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba at elevations of 200 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing, erect reedstem epiphyte with ovate-elliptic, acute, alternate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, short, several to many flowered, subumbellate racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured cane occuring in the spring through fall and needs even, drier conditions, year round with bright light, I grow mine attached to tree fern.

Synonyms Amphiglottis wrightii (Lindl.) Acuña 1939; Epidendrum nasutum Rchb.f 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 7 Plate 701 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 8 Plate 848 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;