Scaphosepalum medinae Luer & J.J. Portilla 2000 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

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Common Name Medina's Scaphosepalum [Ecuadorian Collector current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador at elevations of 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse to rounded apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral, arising from low on the ramicaul, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to Scaphosepalum pleurothallodes but differs in the papillose ovary, erose-carinate sepals and with the deeply connate lateral sepals. The cushions are not well developed but the petals and lip are very similar to S pleurothallodes." Luer 2000

Synonyms Specklinia medinae [Luer & J J Portilla] Karremans 2020

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia medinae nom illegal photo fide