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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis amparoana

Kew currently accepted name is Stelis pilosa

Pleurothallis amparoana is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1923. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Stelis pilosa.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
amparoana
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1923
ORIGIN: This miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic species can be found in Panama and Costa Rica in lower montane rain forests at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic species can be found in Panama and Costa Rica in lower montane rain forests at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters with thin ramicauls enveloped basally by several tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-oblanceolate, conduplicate at the base leaves and blooms with an apical, 1 1/4 to 4 [3 to 10 cm] long, racemose, laxly several [6 to 8] flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe at the leaf base, with triangular bracts, which is longer than the leaves and occurs in the winter and spring. An easy diagnostic characteristic of this species is the white flowers and the shallowly, saccate pilose synsepal, has a resemblance to a toilet seat.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 inch [1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Stelis Ste pilosa 2002 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Add+ Effusiella Effusiella amparoana 2007 (Schltr.) Luer
Add+ Specklinia Spe amparoana 2004 (Schltr.) Luer
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Ste. pilosa 'Nani' (2012) Pths. amparoana 'Rodin' (1998) Pths. amparoana 'Brentwood' (1995) Pths. amparoana 'Harchris' (1982)
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