Oerstedella verrucosa

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Oerstedella verrucosa

Common Name: The Warty Oerstedella
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to intermediate
Blooms: late spring, late autumn
Flower Size: 1cm
Synonyms: Amphiglottis verrucosa (Sw.) Acuña 1939; *Epidendrum verrucosum Sw. 1806; Epidendrum verrucosum var. hansenii C.D.Adams 1966; Oerstedella hansenii (C.D.Adams) Nir 2000; Oerstedella verrucosa var. hansenii (C.D.Adams) Nir 1994

Found from southern Mexico south to Nicaragua as well as Cuba and Jamaica in lower montane rainforests at elevations of 600m to 2600m as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with rigid, siple, cane-like, terete stems enveloped by warty, leafless sheaths below and carrying on the apical half, distichous, articulate, erect-spreading, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the late spring through autumn on a terminal, paniculate, rarely racemose, erect, slightly flexuous rachis, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, gradually shorter floral bracts and carrying 20 to 50 simultaneous opening flowers.

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