Scaphyglottis fusiformis (Griseb.) Schult. 1956

Another Flower Photos by Rojas/Elizondo, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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Common Name The Spindle-Shaped Scaphyglottis refers to the psuedobulbs

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia? and Brazil as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of 100 to 1800 meters with fusiform, with long stipitate bases, slender, sulcate, acute stems with 2 to 3 basal, scarious bracts carrying a single, apical, linear, acute leaf that has a subsessile inflorescence with several, distichous, imbricating, scarious bracts and the floral bract exceeds the ovary in length and single apical, campanulate, nodding flowers and can bloom at any time of the year.

Synonyms Hexadesmia brachyphylla Rchb.f. 1866; Hexadesmia cearensis Schltr. 1914; *Hexadesmia fusiformis Griseb. 1864; Scaphyglottis bilobulata Schltr. 1923 ; Scaphyglottis brachyphylla (Rchb.f.) C.Schweinf. 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 113. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as S bolobulata; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 205. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia brachyphylla; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 293. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia brachyphylla; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Hexadesmia fusiformis; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 17: 205. 1957; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Hexadesmia fusiformis drawing good; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Hexadesmia fusiformis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing good; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlecter 1971 as S bilobulata drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Hexadesmia fusiformis drawing good; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 177 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004

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