Scaphyglottis acostaei (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1941

Plant and Flower Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part Shade WarmSpring

Common Name Acosta's Scaphyglottis [Costa Rican Botanist and original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on larger branches at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with narrowly fusiform, green to reddish psuedobulbs carrying 2 apical, narrowly linear, obtuse, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, subsessile, fasiculate, short to .8" [2 cm] long, laxly 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Hexadesmia acostaei Schltr. 1923; Hexadesmia powellii Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 17: 27. Costa Rica Schlechter 1922 as Hexadesmia powellii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 293. 1923 as Hexidesmia acostae; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 293. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia acostae; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10(2): 27. 1941; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1384 Atwood 1989 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo

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