Scaphyglottis amparoana (Schltr.) Dressler 1964

Plant and Flower

Photos by Bogarin

Part Shade WarmFall THROUGHSpring

Common Name Amparo's Scaphyglottis [Costa Rican orchid enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 900 to 1750 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3, obtuse sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear-ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, suberect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence '

Synonyms *Costaricaea amparoana Schltr 1923; Hexisea amparoana (Schltr.) Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 31. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Costaricaea amparoana; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Costaricaea amparoana; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Hexisea amparoana drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide