Scaphyglottis graminifolia (Ruiz & Pav.) Poepp. & Endl. 1836 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Donna Nash>

Part shadeHot Warm MOSTLY Spring

Common Name The Grass-Like Leafed Scaphyglottis

Flower Size less than 1/8" [3mm or less]

Found from Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of 850 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with fusiform-cylindric stem segments that appear apically one atop another and have 1 to 2 basal sheaths with 2 linear-oblong, acute leaves that blooms on a fasciculate, subsessile inflorescence occuring at the apex of each successive pseudobulb and holding the flowers against the leaf base occuring mostly in the spring.

Synonyms *Fernandezia graminifolia Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Ornithidium flaccidum Kraenzl. 1928; Ponera graminifolia (Ruiz & Pav.) Rchb. f. 1854; Ponera rosea (Hook.) Rchb.f. 1854; Scaphyglottis antonii Schltr. 1921; Scaphyglottis boliviana Schlechter 1922; Scaphyglottis flaccida (Kraenzl.) Garay 1956; Scaphyglottis loretoensis Schltr. 1921; Scaphyglottis michelangeliorum Carnevali & Steyermark 1984; Scaphyglottis rosea Hook. 1841;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ponera graminifolia; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921 as S antonii; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921 as S loretorensis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Scaphyglottis violacea drawing not = S behrii; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as S violacea not = S behrii; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 as Ponera graminifolia; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1137 Hamer 1984 as Ponera subquadrilabia drawing not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1153 Dodson 1984 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0169 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as S violacea; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 178 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing not = S behrii; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as S flaccida drawing hmm; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 as S boliviana; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo not;

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