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It is an orchid species known for its unique and striking appearance. The common name for this orchid is "Centipetal Epidendrum" due to the arrangement of its flowers along the stem, resembling the legs of a centipede. The flowers are usually greenish-yellow with maroon markings, and they have a fascinating twisted appearance. Epidendrum centropetalum is a terrestrial orchid, meaning it grows in soil rather than being an epiphyte like many other orchid species. It's native to Central and South America and requires conditions similar to other orchids, including bright indirect light, regular watering, and well-draining soil.