Epidendrum anisatum

Common Name: Anise-Scented Epidendrum

Habitat: Mexico. Epidendrum anisatum is found growing in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, and Morelos. This species prefers to grow on oak trees in wet oak-pine forests.

Plant Size: Small. The stems are cane-like and have ten to fifteen leaves.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers are produced on short terminal flower stems and produce a few (between 2 and 8) flowers. The flowers of Epidendrum anisatum have a pleasant anise fragrance.

Bloom Season: Winter to Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool

Additional Information: Grow mounted or in slatted baskets with a coarse, free-draining media. Provide typical Cattleya orchid conditions with high humidity and adequate air circulation. This species is popular because of its pleasing fragrance.

Synonyms: Epidendrum gladiatum, Epidendrum juergensenii, Epidendrum vandifolium


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