Contact Us Host an Event Volunteer Join
Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:
Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae (Green fly orchid)
Cressler, Alan

Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae Muhl. var. magnoliae

Green Fly Orchid, Greenfly Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Amphiglottis conopsea, Epidendrum conopseum

USDA Symbol: EPMAM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

An epiphytic Orchid, with numerous grayish-green flowers, sometimes tinged with purple, in a terminal cluster.

This Orchid is often found in association with, and hidden by, the epiphytic Resurrection Fern (Polypodium polypodioides). it is one of the most widespread and hardiest of the epiphytic Orchids and the only one found north of Florida. Its common and species names (the latter from a Greek term meaning gnat-like) reflect the resemblance of the rather inconspicuous flowers to an insect.

 

From the Image Gallery

15 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC
Native Distribution: North Carolina south along Atlantic Coast to Florida; west along Gulf Coast to Louisiana.
Native Habitat: On live oak, magnolia, and other trees in cypress swamps and hammocks.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-09-25
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back