Scaphosepalum medinae Luer & J.J. Portilla 2000 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower?

Flower Closeup? Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Medina's Scaphosepalum [Ecuadorian Collector current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations of 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse to rounded apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;

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