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Epidendrum pseudonocturnum; revisited

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    Default Epidendrum pseudonocturnum; revisited

    This species is recorded from Esmeralda, Ecuador, and is often confused as an Epi. nocturum. My plant is a specimen, about 3 feet wide by 4 feet tall... the longest cane is about two and a half feet... the old stems keep blooming from the same, old, dead-looking inflorescence...

    Epi. pseudonocturnum was described by Hágsater & Dodson in 1993.

    This plant has been in constant bloom since the summer, and has many more new growths, inflorescences, and buds coming. The flowers last two days, instead of the single day in Epi. nocturnum.

    I find that this species has much larger flowers and longer canes than Epi. nocturnum, but Epi. pseudonocturnum does not compare in height to my Epi. tumuc-humaciense (Epi. nocturnum var. tumuc-hamaciense)...





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    Hi Pat,

    A very striking flower! But good lord, that bush is a space hog! Very impressive plant, though. Thanks for the Epi lesson!

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    Interesting information as always Pat. The flowers are particularly neat. I guess being able to grow outside lets you have more large plants in your collection; I would love that! From a distance, the foliage reminds me of willow branches.

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    Very nice! Is it fragrant at night?

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    Very Cool !!!!
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    Thanks all! If interested, I have some pods of this rare species I am offering. They are self crossed...

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    Very nice! Is it fragrant at night?

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    This species is fragrant during the day. At night, there is only a rubber-like smell detected. I think that Dodson mentioned that the lack of fragrance at night was one reason the species was named 'pseudonocturnum'

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    Hi Pat,

    I've PM'ed Aarron Tester, our Minister of Silly Flasking. He'll take a pod!

    It's a great species, and Aarron's growing experience is a great service to forum members who might be interested in a seedling, or in learning from his flasking experience.

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