Epidendrum radicans Pav. ex Lindl.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Genus||Epidendrum||A large (>1500 species) neotropical genus of the orchid family. The genus name, Greek ɛpɨ, epi and δένδρον, dendron, “upon trees,” refers to its epiphytic growth habit|
|Species||radicans||With rooting stems|
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Epidendrum radicans description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 15 cm)
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