Sobralia hagsateri Dodson 1998 SECTION Abbreviatae Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson


Common Name Hagsater's Scaphyglottis [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador at elevations around 600 to 850 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to erect, cane-like stems snveloped in the basal half by clasping sheaths and carrying in the apical half 3 to 5, elliptic, coriaceous, heavily veined beneath, dark red beneath, acute to shortly acuminate, distichous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, from a cone-like structure, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Similar to S ecuadorana but S hagsateri one has smaller flowers, fewer coriaceous, red beneath leaves, and no lamellae on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017