Scaphyglottis behrii (Rchb. f.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Hemsl. 1884

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part shadeHot Warm MOSTLY Spring

Common Name Behr's Scaphyglottis [German Orchid Enthusiast and original collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size less than 1/8" [3mm or less]

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in wet montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with fusiform-cylindric stem segments that appear apically one atop another and have 1 to 2 basal sheaths with 2 linear-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a fasciculate, subsessile inflorescence occuring at the apex of each successive pseudobulb and holding the flowers against the leaf base.

Synonyms Hexadesmia stenopetala Rchb.f. 1855; Ponera albida Rchb. f. 1866; *Ponera behrii Rchb. f. 1855; Scaphyglottis alba Rolfe 1908; Scaphyglottis albida (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; Scaphyglottis behrii (Rchb. f.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Hemsl. 1884; Scaphyglottis bradeorum Schltr. 1923; Scaphyglottis guatemalensis Schltr. 1906; Scaphyglottis pauciflora Schltr. 1906; Scaphyglottis sanctae-martae Schltr. 1920; Scaphyglottis stenotepala (Rchb.f.) C.Schweinf. 1941;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Bonplandia (Hannover) 3: 220. Rchb.f 1855 as Ponera behrii; Bonplandia 3: 221. 1855 as Hexadesmia stenopetala; Xenia Orch. 1:169. 1856 as Hexadesmia stenopetala drawing; Beitr. Orchid.-k. C. Amer. 103. 1866 as Ponera albida; *Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 219. 1884; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 2: 133. 1906 as S guatemalensis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 456. 1918 as S albida; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 28 Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 113. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as S bradeorum; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as S sancta-martae; Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10: 28. 1941 as S stenopetala; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Hexadesmia stenopetala drawing fide;Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Scaphyglottis violacea drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as S violacea drawing good; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11 1988 photo good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1385 Atwood 1989 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1267 Dodson 1985 as Scaphyglottis stenopetala drawing hmm; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide