Encyclia tarumana Schltr. 1925 Photos by Fred Williams Copyright

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Common Name The Tarumana Encyclia [A town in Amazonas State Brazil]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in northwestern Brazil near the Colombian and Peruvian border in low forests with sandy ground [campinas] at elevations of 50 to 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1"+ spaced, narrowly pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, narrowly linear, leathery, subacute leaves that blooms in the spring to early summer on a terminal, few branched, 10 to 17 flowered, smooth inflorescence

Similar to and often cited as s synonym of E mapuerae but I have left them separate pending better references.

Synonyms *Epidendrum tarumanum (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957

References W3 Tropicos, The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 074 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing hmm; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo ok

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