Epidendrum magnoliae Muhl.
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Epidendrum magnoliae
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Epidendrum magnoliae
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Epidendrum magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae
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Epidendrum magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae
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Epidendrum magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Epidendrum magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Epidendrum magnoliae
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Epidendrum magnoliae Muhl.
green fly orchid

General Information
Symbol: EPMA3
Group: Monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Orchidales
Family Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Genus Epidendrum L. – star orchid
Species Epidendrum magnoliae Muhl. – green fly orchid

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Epidendrum magnoliae . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Epidendrum magnoliae</i>
Muhl. var. <i>
magnoliae </i>
Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae
green fly orchid Distribution of <i>
Epidendrum magnoliae</i>
Muhl. var. <i>
(L.O. Williams) P.M. Brown
Epidendrum magnoliae var. mexicanum
green fly orchid

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4. Epidendrum magnoliae Muhlenberg, Cat. Pl. Amer. Sept. 81. 1813.

Green-fly orchid

Amphiglottis conopsea (R. Brown) Small; Epidendrum conopseum R. Brown; Larnandra conopsea (R. Brown) Rafinesque; L. magnoliae (Muhlenberg) Rafinesque

Plants cespitose, 4.5—38 cm. Roots basal, 3—5 mm diam. Stems unbranched, straight, terete, 2—5 cm. Leaves 2—3, near apex of stem; petiole to 1.5 cm; blade narrowly elliptic, 1—9.5 × 0.4—1.3 cm, nearly leathery, apex acute. Inflorescences erect, racemose, 3—26 cm; peduncle 2—10 cm; bracts triangular, to 1/2 length of ovary, 12—18 mm, apex acuminate. Flowers 6—14, spread along apical 1/2 of inflorescence, resupinate, simultaneous, pale green to bronze-colored; sepals wide open, narrowly obovate, 5-veined, 6—11 × 2—3 mm, margins revolute, apex obtuse; petals narrowly oblanceolate, 1-veined, 6—11 × 1—2 mm, apex rounded; lip base cordate, 3-lobed, middle lobe triangular, apex rounded to slightly notched, 2-callose, with low midrib, 4—6 × 5—7 mm, lateral lobes semiorbiculate; column 11—12 mm; clinandrium hood erose, covering anther; anther ovate, with low keel along front; ovary 12—18 mm. Capsules ellipsoid; pedicel 7—11 mm; body 14—23; beak 5 mm.

Flowering Jun--Jan, sporadically in fall; fruiting Oct--Jan. Evergreen and deciduous woodlands; 0--100 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C.; Mexico (Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas).

The flowers of Epidendrum magnoliae produce a sweet-oily fragrance, especially at night.


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