Scaphyglottis lindeniana (A.Rich. & Galeotti) L.O.Williams 1941 Photo by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Flowers and plant Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name Linden's Scaphyglottis [Belgian orchidist 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guerrero, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in lowland and montane forests at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold to warm growing, epiphytic species with a terete stem becoming swollen above the middle, fusiform, slightly compressed, lightly longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally on the terete part, tubular, scarious, evanescent sheaths and carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic to linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, fasciculate, racemose, pendulous few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Distinguished from all other Mexican SAcaphyglottis by not having adventatious roots st the apex/base of 2 growths.

Synonyms Hexadesmia fasciculata Brongn. 1842; *Hexadesmia lindeniana A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Hexadesmia rhodoglossa Rchb.f. 1856; Hexadesmia rigidipes Schltr. 1923;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. sér. 3, 3:23. 1845 as Hexidesmia lindeniana; Bonplandia (Hannover) 4: 328. Rchb.f 1856 as Hexidesmia rhodoglossa; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Hexidesmia fasciculata; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 206. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexidesmia rigidipes; *Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 28:423.1941; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 114 Dodson 1980 as Hexadesmia lindeniana drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 534 Dodson 1982 as Hexadesmia lindeniana drawing ok ; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drwaing soso; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1089 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing ok

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