Scaphyglottis imbricata (Lindl.) Dressler 2002

Plant and Flowers in situ Boquette Panama 10/11

Plant and Flowers in situ Boquette Panama 10/11

Plant and Flowers in situ Boquette Panama 10/11

Flower Closeup

Photos by Jay Pfahl.

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Photo by Robert Weyman Bussey

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Common Name The Imbricate Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found from Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose, reedstem epiphytic, lithophytic and terrestrial species in lowland, wet, montane forests that comes from near sea level up to 1500 meters with segmental, fusiform, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs with hairs at the segmental joints that arise out of the apex of an older one with several scarious sheaths at the base carrying 2 thin, linear-lanceolate, leaves that are conduplicate and clasping at the base that blooms on a terminal or axillary, subsessile, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature cane with several scarious sheaths occuring from the fall till the late spring. Weyman's photo is from Jalaisco, near Pto. Vallarta.

Synonyms *Diothonaea imbricata Lindley 1840; Diothonaea oppositifolia [A.Rich& Gal.]Rchb.f 1849; Epidendrum oppostifolium A. Rich & Gal. 1845; Euothonaea imbricata [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1852; Euothonaea oppositifolia Rchb.f 1852; Hexisea bidentata var. imbricata (Lindl.) C. Schweinf. 1951; Hexisea imbricata (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1862; Hexisea oppositifolia Rchb.f 1862;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Sert. Orchid. t. 40, f. 1. 1841 as Diothonea imbricata; Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., III, 3: 21. 1845 as Epidendrum opposititfolium; Linnaea 22: 842. 1850 as Diothonea oppositifolia; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 772. 1852 as Euothonea oppositifolia; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin). 10: 772. 1852 as Euothonea imbricata; W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 470. 1862 as Hexisea oppositifolia; * Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 470. Rchb.f 1862; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Hexisea imbricata drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1225 Dodson 1985 drawing fide; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Hexisea imbricata photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Hexisea imbricata photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1438 Atwood 1992 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 070 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lankesteriana: 3: 28. 2002 as Scaphyglottis imbricata; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as Hexisea imbricata photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1088 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Scaphyglottis imbricata drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 as Scaphyglottis imbricata photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Hexisea imbricata drawing/photo fide;