Epidendrum acroamparoanum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2006 Group Difforme TYUPE Drawing By Hagsater & Sanchez and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The High Elevation Amparoanum Epidendrum [refers to its similarity to E vulgoamparoanum]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the cordillera de Talamanca in elfin forests at elevations around 3150 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, canelike stems that are basally terete and somewhat laterally compressed above and carrying 9, throughout the stem, elliptic to ovate, unequally bilobed apically, smooth, dorsal keel low leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, occuring only once, thin, terete, smooth, to .28" [7 mm] long, simultaneously 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, light green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 802 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide