Orchids Of Upland Chiapas, Mexico:
EPIDENDRUM RADICANS
Epidendrum radicans

Epidendrum radicansSomewhat commonly seen  among roadside weeds in the uplands. Flowers may be seen for several months especially during the late rainy season and early dry season.

Note at the right how conspicuous, white roots arise from the sprawling stems, oposite the thick, oval leaves, which grown in two ranks opposite one another along the stem.

This is a hardy orchid and easily grown. It does well in full sun to partial shade, and is tolerant of temperatures down to freezing.

Epidendrum radicans At the left you see it in a typical weedy habitat along a road. It stems are up to two feet long. The flowers about an inch in size, sometimes ten flowers opening at the same time. Eventually the inflorescence may produce up to forty blossoms.

It does well in full sun to partial shade.  This species is tolerant of temperatures down to freezing.

The species is distributed from Mexico to Panama.