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Plant Details

Epidendrum magnoliae [= Epidendrum conopseum]

Green-fly Orchid, Green Fly Orchid

Scientific Name:

Epidendrum magnoliae [= Epidendrum conopseum]

Common Name:

Green-fly Orchid, Green Fly Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow or grayish green

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part-sun

Bloom Time:

July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

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 polypodioides, also rarely in crevices of Altamaha Grit outcrops

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

State Status:

SR - Significantly Rare (*)

Notes:

Rare on the NC coastal plain; more common farther south and west. It is the most cold-hardy and northern-growing epiphytic orchid in North America.

Plants

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming

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© David R. McAdoo

Close up of Bloom

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

http://www.orchidspecies.com/epiconopseum.htm
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