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Plant Details

Epidendrum conopseum [= Epidendrum magnoliae]

Green-fly Orchid, Green Fly Orchid

Scientific Name:

Epidendrum conopseum [= Epidendrum magnoliae]

Common Name:

Green-fly Orchid, Green Fly Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow or grayish green

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part-sun

Bloom Time:

July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Epiphytic on limbs of trees, especially Magnolia grandiflora, Quercus virginiana, and Taxodium spp., in blackwater river swamps and mesic hardwood hammocks, usually on relatively horizontal limbs mixed with Pleopeltis polypodioides, also rarely in crevices of Altamaha Grit outcrops. Rare on the NC coastal plain; more common farther south and west.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

It is the most cold-hardy and northern-growing epiphytic orchid in North America.
NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank: S1S2

Plants

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming

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© David R. McAdoo

Close up of Bloom

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

http://www.orchidspecies.com/epiconopseum.htm
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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