!Scaphosepalum verrucosum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1888 SECTION Scaphosepalum Photos by Andreas Philipp

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

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Common Name The Rough Peduncle Scaphosepalum

Flower Size 3/8" [1.5 cm]

A mini-miniature sized, warm to cold, creeping epiphytic, terrestrial or lithiphytic herb in scrubby vegetation in full sun or shade from Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and Guyana at altitudes of 1300 to 3500 meters with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, sometimes suffused with purple, subacute to obtuse or rounded leaf thqat gradually narrows below into the stout, channeled petiole that blooms on a lateral, erect, racemose, fractiflex, warty, 6" [15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence which is much longer than the leaves, has oblique floral bracts, with the flowers opening in succession and can occur at any time of the year.

Synonyms Humboldtia verrucosa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia verrucosa (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Masdevallia ochthodes Rchb.f. 1855; *Masdevallia verrucosa Rchb. f. 1849; Pleurothallis verrucosa Rchb. f. 1855; Scaphosepalum ochthodes (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Plerothallis verrucosa; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S octhodes; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as S octhodes drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 not = S breve; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing not = S breve; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = S breve; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 dawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 3 1995 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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