Epistephium amabile Schltr.1921

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Nina Rach's Sobralia page

Common Name The Lovely Epistephium

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Peru in open sphagnam swamp and open savannah woods at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a robust, large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with well spaced along the stem, ovate to elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, basally amplexicaule leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 11.2" [to 28 cm] long, laxly 8 to 22 flowered, rcemose inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok