Epidendrum stamfordianum Bateman 1838 is, like the most Epidendrum orchids, an epiphytic, rarely terrestrialy growing orchid species, endemic to tropical America, from Mexico through to Venezuela. Inflorescences can reach a length up to about 80 cm and sprout lots of fragrant, long-lasting flowers. Flowering period: Winter – Summer. Flower size: about 4 cm long. As we found this impressive, showy orchid beauty 2 years ago at an orchid competition in our hometown Chiang Mai, North Thailand, the orchid wasn´t labeled and we`ve been sure it must be a hybrid. I few days ago we stumbled upon a picture and could identify the orchid. We´ve been quite surprised,
that it´s a species orchid.
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Image: Epidendrum stamfordianum Bateman 1838