Epidendrum umbelliferum J.F.Gmel.

Umbel-flowered Epidendrum

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Epidendrum

Size: Miniature


Yellow flowers, smell of leavened bread (Orchidspecies.com)


Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 13 2: 1: 65 in 1791.

Synonym is Epidendrum umbellatum Sw.

Native to South America and the Caribbean.

From Bot. Reg. (E. umbellatum) A native of the West Indies, where it grows on the trunks of trees, sometimes horizontally, sometimes perpendicularly downwards. Introduced in 1793 by Rear-admiral William Bligh, in the Providence.


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