Scaphosepalum ovulare Luer 1976 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

Front View

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Milan Vágner

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Common Name The Egg-Like Scaphosepalum [Refers to the flower shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

A mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte to terrestrial found only in Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters with, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate to the slender, long petiole that can bloom at any time of the year on a low on the ramicaul, ascending to descending, congested, distichous, .75 to 1.5" [2 to 4 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence with small, thin floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 3 1995 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing photo fide;

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