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