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
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 resourcesUSDA: 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
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-09-25
Research By: TWC Staff