Epidendrum L.

Common Name: Star Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 1347. 1763.

Other: Nom. cons. vs. Epidendrum L. (Sp. Pl. 2: 952. 1753 (nom. rej.)) Type: E. nocturnum Jacq. (typ. cons.) Greek 'epi' = upon, 'dendron' = tree - referring to the fact that these are tree-perching orchids. Standard abbreviation = Epi.

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