Scaphosepalum dodsonii Luer 1983 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

Side View of Flower Photo by © the Orchidee's Du Nord Website

Common Name Dodson's Scaphosepalum [American Botanist in Ecuador curretn]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in northern Ecuador on the western slope in cloud forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, spathulate, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below intothe blackish petilate base leaf that blooms in the summer on slender, smooth, horizontal to descending, subcongested, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from high on the ramicaul.

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

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