Epidendrum umbellatum Sw.


Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Epidendrum

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. Flowers several, an inch and half long, upright, of a green-yellow colour. Stem simple, little more than half a foot high...

History: 

Published in Prodr. (Swartz) 121 in 1788.

The name is illegitimate because it is a later homonym. Earlier publication Epidendrum umbellatum G.Forst. in 1786 (synonym of Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thouars).

The Swartz plant is a synonym of Epidendrum umbelliferum J.F.Gmel.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 80 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. 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.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Epidendrum difforme Jacq. - different species


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