Epidendrum amblostomoides Hoehne 1938 GROUP Amblostomoides type

Photo © by Lou Rivaltyski and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo © by Nelson Barbosa Machado Neto of Brazil

Common Name The Amblostoma-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Maranhão to Goiás states of Brazil as a terrestrial orchid

CAUTION There are 2 distinctly different flower forms here, the white-clear flower that matches exactly Hoehne's and Pabst's drawings and the rose colored flower that is an exact match to Lou Menzes photo in the 2004 publication cited below. As to which one is correct I must say that Hoehne's drawing supercedes Menzes as he described the species. As to what Menzes Orchid is.......

Synonyms Amblostoma amblostomoides (Hoehne) F. Barros 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide to Lou's photo; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 Drawing fide to Lou's photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Auliza amblostomiodes photo good; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 734 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 863 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide to Nelson's photo