!Scaphosepalum ochthodes (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1888 SECTION Scaphosepalum - See also S. verrucosum

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Folded Scaphosepalum

Flower Size

A creeping epiphyte Found in Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia that blooms in the spring on a lateral, 2.4 to 18" [6 to 45 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with the non-resupinate flowers opening in succession. Cited as a synonm of Scaphosepalum verrucosum but I will leave it separate pending more information.

Synonyms Humboltia ochthodes (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Masdevallia ochthodes Rchb. f. 1855;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Masdevallia octhodes; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 drawing fide;