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Epidendrum rigidum (Stiff-flower star orchid)
Cressler, Alan

Epidendrum rigidum

Epidendrum rigidum Jacq.

Stiff-flower Star Orchid, Rigid Epidendrum

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Spathiger rigidus

USDA Symbol: EPRI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems to about 16 inches in length.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers green.



Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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