~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 1350 meters as a small sized, 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.


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; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 800 Hagsater 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;