Epidendrum radicans red
Epidendrum radicans is a species of terrestrial orchid, popularly called "Rainbow Orchid" or "Fire Star Orchid".
A special characteristic of this type of orchid is the tendency to extend its roots along the entire length of the stem. It is found in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela and Colombia. Like other members of the Amphioglottium subgenus, radicans is a sympodial species that presents stems that do not develop thickened pseudobulbs, but these are covered by nested sheaths, which extend to the basal area of the apically inserted inflorescence.
It is observed, particularly for the subgenus, the presence of a labelum adnate (fused) with the column, towards its apex. The labellum is trilobed, as in other members of the section Schistochila, with lacerated lobes typical of the subsections Carinata and Tuberculata.
The number of chromosomes of an individual collected in Ecuador was determined to be 2n = 60. Other data, however, indicate values such as 2n = 40, 2n = 57, 2n = 62, and 2n = 64 for this species.
Pot diameter 12 cm
Height with pots included approx. 40 cm