Scaphosepalum cimex Luer & Hirtz 1988 SECTION Leiocaulinum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador species orchid site

Full shadeWarmCoolWinter

Common NameThe Bug-Like Scaphosepalum [refers to the flowers shape]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1250 meters in wet forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate belwo into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, smooth, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, ascending to horizontal or pendant, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide