Scaphyglottis atwoodii Dressler 1997 Drawing by Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name Atwood's Scaphyglottis [American Botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 50 to 150 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, superposed stems with cauducous, reduced leaf sheaths and carrying oblong to elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms in the fall on a solitary flowered to fasciled inflorescence with oblong, brown, conduplicate floral bracts.

Similar to S bidentata but is easily separated by the abruptly bent base of the lip which with the column foot appears to form a nectary, the flabellate midlobe of the lip with a papillose surface and erecose-denticulate distal margin and the spoon-like column apex bent at the wings.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Novon 7(2): 124, f. 4. Dressler 1997; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;