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Epidendrum compressum, commonly known as the "Compressed Epidendrum," is an orchid species known for its unique growth habit and vibrant flowers. Native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, this epiphytic orchid is often found growing on trees or rocks, using its roots to anchor itself in its habitat.

The name "compressum" refers to the compressed and flattened appearance of the stems of this orchid. The stems are narrow and elongated, with leaves arranged in a spiral pattern along the length. The flowers of Epidendrum compressum are usually small and come in various colors, including shades of pink, purple, orange, and red. The blooms form clusters at the ends of the stems.