Epidendrum vulgoamparoanum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2006 GROUP Difforme

Inflorescence

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website

Common Name The Generally Described as E amparoanum Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on the Pacific slopes in dry forests at elevations of sealevel to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying elliptic to ovate, unequally bilobed, margin entire, green leaves that blooms at any time of the year on an apical, occurring only once, sessile inflorescence with [1 to 2] 3 to 5 [10] simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers.

"Epidendrum vulgoamparoanum belongs to the GROUP Difforme which is characterized by the caespitose, sympodial plants, fleshy, pale green to glaucous leaves, apical inflorescence, sessile, rarely with a short peduncle, single flowered to corymbose, without spathaceous bracts, fleshy, green to yellowish-green rarely white flowers. The species has laterally compressed stems, elliptic to ovate leaves, 7-veined sepals, a widely obovate, obscurely 3-lobed lip, with many thickened velns; the midlobe somewhat bilobed, and the prominent, erose-fimbriate clinandrium-hood. It is similar to Epidendrum yojoaense which grows in rain-forests on the Atlantic slope of Honduras, and has light glaucous-green plants and flowers, a reniform lip, rhombic petals. Differs from Epidendrum barbeyanum Kraenzl., which has ancipitose stems lanceolate sepals, distinctly 3-lobe lip, prominent flabelliform lateral lobes, midlobe smaller than the lateral lobes, and separated from it by deep sinii, forming two, divergent, triangular to subrectangular, acute to rounded lobes, and a reduced entire clinandrium-hood. Epidendrum romero-castannedae Hagsater & L.Sancnez from the inland hills around the Golfo de Darien in eastern Panama and northern Colombia has narrower leaves and narrowly elliptlc petals" Hagsater etal 2006

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 802 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 811 Hagsater & Salazar 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 842 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 8 Plate 882 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; * Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 898 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 960 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 972 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1421 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1533 Hagsater & Sanchez 2015 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1569 Hagsater & Sanchez 2016 see recognition section;

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