Scaphyglottis pachybulbon (Schltr.) Dressler 2000 Photo by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Flower Closeup Photo by Dennis Leandro

Full Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Broad Bulbed Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1300 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with stipitate, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect-patent to suberect, ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter on a subsessile, laxly 2 to 4 flowered, erect inflorescence arising through scarious, elliptic-lanceolate, acute bracts.

Similar to S lindenianae but differs in the shorter, usually thick basally pseudobulb, narrower leaves, and a white lip that is widest below the middle and the base of the lip is shorter than the blade.

Synonyms *Hexadesmia pachybulbon Schltr. 1922.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih., Beihefte 17: 26-27. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Hexadesmia pachybulbon; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 115. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia pachybulbon; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 206. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia pachybulbon; Novon 10(3): 199. 2000; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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