Epidendrum arevaloi

Common Name: Arevalo's Epidendrum

Habitat: Columbia Ecuador. Epidendrum arevaloi grows on trees at high elevation in cool cloud forests between 2100 and 2680 meters. This species is protected in the Guacamayo Cloudforest Reserve.

Plant Size: Large. Epidendrum arevaloi is one of the largest members of the genus. The branched stems are fleshy and have numerous leaves.

Flower Size: 0.75 inches (2 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers are fairly small but many bloom at one time to produce a colorful display of floral beauty. Flower stems develop at the end of the stem and bear between five and eight flowers each.

Bloom Season: Spring to Fall

Growing Temperature: Cool

Additional Information: Epidendrum arevaloi was named after Mr. Arevalo who was a collector of Ecuadorian orchids during the early 20th century. Grow mounted on large cork or tree fern slabs or in a well-drained pot. The plants become large, attractive specimens with age.

Synonyms: Diothonea arevaloi


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