Panarica neglecta (Pupulin) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004

Plant in situ in Costa Rica Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Part ShadeCool Cold Spring

Common Name The Neglected Panarica [refers to it's ignored status as a species]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet sub to montane forests at elevations around 1900 to 2800 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with narrowly ovate to linear-conic, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, fleshy, obtuse to retuse, narrowing below into the conduplicate, subsessile base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, 13.2" [33 cm] long, loose, 8 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a papery spathe

Similar to P prismatocarpa but differs in the lithophytic habit, longer pyriform pseudobulbs, a lax inflorescence, an apically swollen ovary and the smaller unscented flowers with short papillae on the dorsal side of the sepals

Synonyms *Prosthechea neglecta Pupulin 2001; Pseudencyclia neglecta (Pupulin) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Selbyana 22(1): 21. 2001 as Prosthechea neglecta; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, The Debateable Epidendrum, Withner & Harding 2004

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