Epidendrum cochleatum L.


Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Epidendrum

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 1351 in 1763 - Linnaeus cites Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 88.

Basionym of Prosthechea cochleata (L.) W.E.Higgins.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 13 in 1798: A plant, from which this figure was taken, was a present to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy from the Honourable Mrs. Barrington, who received it from Dr. Dancer's botanical garden Jamaica, of which island it is a native; therefore must be kept in the stove.


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