Scaphyglottis prolifera Cogn. 1898

Plant and Flowers Photo by Bogarin/Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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Part shadeHot to Warm Falland EARLY Winter

Common Name The Prolific Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 3/16" to 1/2" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Trinidad and the Windward Islands as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte in hot low rainforests at elevations of 40 to 2000 meters with segmented, cylindric pseudobulbs with segments that become smaller apically and can sometimes branch to two, subtended by basal sheaths with two apical, subcoriaceous, lanceolate leaves that are conduplicate at the base blooming on a terminal, fasciculate, short, 1 or 2 flowered inflorescence that holds the successive flower against the leaf base and occurs in the fall and early winter.

Similar to S laevilabia S prolifera has an ecallous disc of the lip and has 2 small stelidiar arms on the column about opposite the stigmatic cavity.

Synonyms Isochilus proliferum sensu Lindley 1824 non [Sw.]R. Br.; Ponera mapiriensis Kraenzl. 1928; Scaphyglottis cuneata Schltr. 1918; Scaphyglottis gracilis [Schlechter] Schlechter 1923; Scaphyglottis wercklei Schltr. 1923; Tetragamestus gracilis Schltr. 1918;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 28. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as S werckleri; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as S cuneata; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as S cuneata; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 photo as S cuneata; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as S cuneata not = S leucantha; Die Orchideen #7 25-28 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing/photo ok; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as s cuneata photo ok; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as S gracilis drawing fide; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 286 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1157 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo maybe; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0292 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1391 Atwood 1989 as S gracilis drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1583 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 180 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 as S cuneata photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 180 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing ok/photo soso; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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