Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ORCHIDACEAE

Epidendrum conopseum W.T. Aiton. Green-fly Orchid. Phen: Jul-Nov. Hab: Epiphytic on limbs of trees, especially Magnolia grandiflora, Quercus virginiana, and Taxodium spp., in blackwater river swamps and mesic hardwood hammocks, usually on relatively horizontal limbs mixed with Pleopeltis michauxiana, also rarely in crevices of Altamaha Grit outcrops. Dist: The northernmost epiphytic orchid: se. NC south to c. peninsular FL, west to w. LA; disjunct in ne. Mexico (Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas). All other species of Epidendrum in the flora are limited to c. and s. FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K3, K4, RAB, WH3, Correll (1950), Franck (2018a) in Weakley et al (2018a), Luer (1975); = Amphiglottis conopsea – S; = Epidendrum magnoliae – FNA26; > Epidendrum conopseum var. conopseum – K1; > Epidendrum conopseum var. mexicanum – K1; > Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae – Brown (2002); > Epidendrum magnoliae var. mexicanum – Brown (2002)

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