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

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

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