Scaphyglottis livida (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918 Photos by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor

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Common Name The Bluish Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 3/8" [8mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a small to medium sized epiphyte occurring at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters. Vera Cruz Mx., 2019m elev, 8 klm north of Coatepec in cofee planting, epiphytic on Liquidambar trees with densely fasciculate-branched, pseudobulbous, narrowly fusiform-cyclyndrical, stipitate stems that carry 2, apical, erect, linear, leaves with a bilobed apex that blooms on an erect or pendant, fasciculate, one to several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the apex of the pseudobulb occurring in the winter and spring.

Synonyms Hexadesmia monophylla Barb.Rodr. 1877; Hexadesmia reedii Rchb. f. 1878; Hexadesmia sessilis Rchb. f. 1877; Isochilus dubius A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; *Isochilus lividus Lindl. 1839; Leaoa monophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. & Porto 1922; Leaoa reedii (Rchb.f.) Garay 1954; Pachystele dubia (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1923; Pachystele livida (Lindl.) Brieger 1976; Pachystelis dubia (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Rauschert 1983; Pachystelis livida (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Ponera dubia (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Rchb.f. 1856; Scaphyglottis dubia (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hemsl. 1884; Scaphyglottis purpusii Schltr. 1918; Scaphyglottis reedii (Rchb. f.) Ames 1941; Scaphyglottis sessilis (Rchb. f.) Foldats 1968

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Ponera dubia; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Hexadesmia reedii drawing fide; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Hexidesmia sessilis; Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 99. 1918 as S purpusii; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Leaoa monophylla drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Hexadesmia sessilis drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Leaoa monophylla; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as S sessilis drawing fide; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Leaoa reedii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Hexidesmia sessilis drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1068 Dodson 1984 as Pachystele dubia drawing ok; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Hexidesmia sessilis; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as S sessilis drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as S sessilis photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as S sessilis; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo ok; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as S sessilis photo good;