Panarica tardiflora (Mora-Ret. ex Pupulin) Withner & P.A Harding 2004


Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade warm Winter Spring

Common Name The Late Flowered Panarica [refers to the habit of flowering on last years growth]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovate pseudobulbs and flowers that arise on last years pseudobulb and occuring in the winter and spring on a terminal, 10.8" [27 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms Prosthechea tardiflora Mora-Ret. ex Pupulin 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Lankesteriana 2(1): 23. 2002 as Prosthechea tardiflora; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Prosthechea tardiflora; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #7 2008 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Prosthechea tardiflora photo fide