Scaphyglottis stellata Lodd. ex Lindl. 1889

Another Color form

Photos by Aguilar/Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Plant and flowers

Photo by Jean Claude George


Common Name The Star-Like Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 3/8" [.7 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations of 0 to 1400 meters in open forest and woodlands that blooms in the spring on a terminal or at the nodes on stem, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with several flowers held in a cluster and opening in quick succession.

Synonyms Ponera amethystina Rchb. f. 1869; Ponera stellata (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1862; Scaphyglottis amethystina (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; Scaphyglottis brachiata Schltr. 1911; Scaphyglottis floribunda Mansf. 1928; Scaphyglottis ochroleuca Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Edwards's Bot. Reg. 25: misc. 44. 1839; Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 454. 1862 as Ponera stellata; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 as Ponera amethestina drawing fide; Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 456. 1918 as S amethestina; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as S amethestina; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as S amethestina drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 photo good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as S amethestina drawing fide; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S amethestina drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as S amethestina photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as S amethystina photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as S amethestinaphoto fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo 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; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 as S stellata photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018