Scaphosepalum fimbriatum Luer & Hirtz 1988 SECTION Distichium Luer 1988

Another Angle

Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower View

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name The Fringed Scaphosepalum [Refers to the long-fimbriate carinae and tails of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found in northern Ecuador at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths with a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate below to the slender petiole that blooms on a erect to descending, loose, successively several flowered racemose, 2 1/2" long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and with successively opening flowers that can occur at any time of the year.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 drwaing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 305-310 Baquero 2017 photo fide; Lankesteriana 18: 231-237 Baquero & Hirtz 2018 photo fide