Epidendrum wrightii Lindl. 1858 GROUP Schistochilum SUBGROUP Secundum

Flower cluster

Another flower cluster

Another cluster Neat! Photos by © 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 in the spring through fall on a terminal, erect, short, several to many flowered, subumbellate, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured cane

This species 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; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1938 as Amphiglottis wrightii; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Las Orquideas Nativas de Cuba Aleida Diaz 1985 photo fide; Iconografia de Orquideas Cubanas Perez & Bocourt 1997 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 7 Plate 701 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 8 Plate 848 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Orquideas de la Republica Dominicana Y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;