!Amoana kienastii (Rchb.f.) Leopardi & Carnevali 2012 Photo by © Weyman Bussey

Common Name Kienast's Amoana [Swiss Counsel in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Oaxaca on oaks at elevations around 1800 meters as a minature to small sized, cool growing epipbhyte with slender, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, acute, gradullay narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, racemose to paniculate?, 6 to 15" [15 to 37.5 cm] long, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 flowers on each branch.

Synonyms; Encyclia kienastii (Rchb. f.) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum kienastii Rchb.f 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum kienastii; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1976 as Encyclia keinastii photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 8(2) MARZO 1982 as Encyclia kiensatii drawing/photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995 as Encyclia kienasti; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 as Encyclia kienastii drawing fide; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 as Encyclia kienastii; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Encyclia kienastii photo fide;