~Epidendrum amparoanum Schlechter 1923 - See Epidendrum barbeyanum Kraenzl. 1895 GROUP Difforme Photo by GIL Jean-Yves

Drawing Drawing by Franco Pupulin


Common Name Amparo's Epidendrum [Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1.3" [3.2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 350 to 1350 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect simple, compressed, leafy stem carrying subpatent, oblong to narrowly oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late spring through late fall on a terminal, subsessile, racemose, shortly umbelliform, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with minute, deltoid, acuminate floral bracts.

This species is distiguished by the 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with an indistinctly tri-lobed- kidney-shaped lip that is lightly undulate and the disc of the lip has numerous thick veins


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 34. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 209. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 796 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 793 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 898 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section and note;