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Epidenderum Radicans

Epidenderum Radicans
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 0:44
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Points: 2
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Another Orchid of Central America.
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epidendrum radicans
This ground-rooting orchid is a common roadside weed at middle elevations in Central America. A crucifix orchid., it is often confused with many other members of the section Schistochila, including Epidendrum calanthe, Epidendrum cinnabarinum, Epidendrum denticulatum, Epidendrum erectum, Epidendrum fulgens, Epidendrum ibaguense, Epidendrum imatophyllum, Epidendrum incisum, Epidendrum schomburgkii, Epidendrum secundum, and Epidendrum xanthinum, among others. The diagnostic characteristic of E. radicans is its tendency to sprout roots all along the length of the stem; other crucifix orchids only produce roots near the base. Additionally, Epidendrum radicans flowers are resupinate, unlike the members of the Epidendrum secundum complex.

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Ciao Lior, lovely flower with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and wonderful light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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