Scaphosepalum manningii Luer 1998 SECTION Distichium Luer 1988

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name Manning's Scaphosepalum [English Co-collector of species 20thcen]

Flower Size3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths with a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, petiolate, narrowly-elliptical, subacute leaf that is gradually narrowed below to the slender petiole giving rise to a distichous, flexible, subflexuous, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and holding the single flowers well away from the plant occuring in the summer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgenera Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998 drawing fide

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