Epidendrum tridens Poepp. & Endl. 1837-8 GROUP Nocturnum Photos by © Greg Allikas

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Flower Close up Photos by © Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

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Common Name The Three Toothed Epidendrum

Flower Size 2 3/4" to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Windward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guinea, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that is similar to and often made a synonym of Epidendrum nocturnum.

Synonyms Amphiglottis nocturna var. latifolia (Lindl.) Acuña 1938; Epidendrum carpophorum Barb.Rodr. 1882; Epidendrum latifolium (Lindl.) Garay & H.R.Sweet 1972; Epidendrum nocturnum var. latifolium Lindl. 1837; *Epidendrum nocturnum var. tridens (Poepp. & Endl.) Cogn. 1898; Epidendrum tridens var. briegeri I.Bock 1982; Epidendrum tunguraguae Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as E tunguraguae; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo hmm; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Epidendrum latifolium drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as E latifolium drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 drawing as E latifolium; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E latifolium drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E nocturnum drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 097 Dodson 1980 as E tunguraguae drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 709 Hamer 1982 as E carpophorum drawing = E tridens; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E carpophorum drawing = E tridens; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0326 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as E carpophorum drawing not = E tridens; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as E carpophorum = E tridens; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 as E carpophorum drawing = E tridens; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 326 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 376 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 379 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as E tumac-humaciense; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1313 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1325 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section;

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