: Trihcosanthes.


(compounded of Epidendrum and Cattleya). Orchiddceae. A genus established to contain hybrids between Epidendrum and Cattleya.

The following are some of these: E. balarucensis (C. labiata x E. eburneum). - E. Candida (C. Skinneri x E. nocturnum). - E. decipiens (C. gigas x E. ciliare). - E. Lilianae (C. Gaskelliana x E. costaricense). - E. made-burgensis. - E. Nebo (C.Claesiana x E. O'Brienianum). - E. nemorale-gigas (C. Warscewiczii x E. nemorale). - E. O'Brienniae (C. Bowringiana x E. O'Brienianum). - E.Orpetii (C. amethystoglossa x E.O'Brienianum). - : E. salmonlcolor (C. Mendelii x E. aurantiacum). - E. Sedenii (C. Bowringiana x E. radiatum). - E. Wolter-iana(C Schroederae x E. aurantiacum).

George V. Nash.


(compounded of Epidendrum and Diacrium). Orchiddceae. A genus established to contain hybrids between Epidendrum and Diacrium.

The following is sometimes found in collections: E. Colmanii (E. ciliare X D. bicornutum).


(compounded of Epidendrum and Laelia). Orchidaceae. A genus established to include hybrids of these genera.

E. belairensis (E. ciliare x L. autumnalis). - E. Charlesworthii (E. radicans x L. cinnabarina). - E. Fletcheriana (E. atropurpureum x L. harpophylla). - E. Hardydna (E. ciliare x L. anceps). C. O. 1. - E. heateriensis (E. O'Brienianum x L. cinnabarina). - E. Lawrencei (E. vitellinum x L. tenebrosa). - E. Lionitii (E. atropurpureum x L. purpurata). - E. Margaritae (E. Parkinsonianum x L. grandis). - E. Sylvia (L. cinnabarina x E. Cooperianum.) - E. Veltchii (E. radicans x L. purpurata). - E. vitellbrosa (E. vitellinum x L. tenebrosa). George V. Nash.


A plant that grows on a leaf. It is a kind of epiphyte. The epiphylls are algae, lichens, liverworts, and mosses. The name is applied to those species or kinds that find their physical support on foliage leaves rather than to those that are parasitic on them as are the fungi. Epiphyllous plants are likely to be most abundant in the tropics.

Epiphyll Anthus

(flower upon the leaf). Cac-tdcese. Epiphytic: stems much branched, jointed, ribbed: areoles bearing setae instead of spines: flowers resembling those of Zygocactus; ovary angled. - One species known. Native of Brazil. for cultivation, see Succulents.


Berger (Cereus obtusangulus, Schumann). Joints somewhat flattened, about 10-ribbed: stamens of two kinds. - Although usually considered a Cereus, it is more closely related to Zygocactus, but from both it seems generically distinct. Indeed Berger says it resembles certain Opuntias and seems to have a relationship with Rhipsalis. It is not grown in this country, and is still rare in Eu. J N Rose.


(upon the trunk of trees). Araceae. Resembling the genus Rhaphidophora but has fewer ovules, 2 or more 1-seeded berries not confluent, and albuminous kidney-shaped instead of almost terete seeds. About 8 species from Malay and Polynesia. E. giganteum, Schott. A robust climber over 100 ft. high, the stems emitting long rope-like roots from every growth: leaves cordate-oblong, 6-8 ft. long, including the petiole which is as long as the blade and winged throughout its length: spathe about 1 ft. long, ending in a curved beak-spadix as long as spathe. Malay Penins. B.M. 7952.