Epidendrum barbeyanum Kraenzl. 1895 SECTION Difforme Photo courtesy of Epidendra website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Allen Black

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Common Name Barbey-Boissier's Epidendrum [Swiss Orchid Collector late 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Venezuela in seasonally dry forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations around 500 to 1850 meters with a short stem carrying several [6 to 7], alternate, conduplicate below and basally clasping, oblong-elliptic, apically unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered, terminal inflorescence arising on a mature growth and carrying 5 to 10, simultaneous, nocturnally fragrant flowers held in an umbel.

Very similar to E difforme but differs in a smaller plant with large yellow green flowers and a lip that is twice as wide as E difforme and has lateral lobes that are much longer apically than the bilobed midlobe

Synonyms Epidendrum amparoanum Schlechter 1923; Neolehmannia barbeyana (Kraenzl.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 mention only as Neolehmannia barbeyana; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Neolehmannia barbeyana drawing not = E althauseni; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1052 Dodson 1984 as Neolehmannia barbeyana drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 327 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 796 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section as E amparoanum; 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 802 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 811 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 898 Hagsater 2006; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;

All these references are for E amparoanum: *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;

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