Scaphyglottis boliviensis (Rolfe) B.R.Adams 1988


Photos by Walter Schug

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Bolivian Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .2" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, cylindrical speudobulbs envelopd basally by a tubular sheaths and carrying 2, apcial, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, fasiculate, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence. This species has the habit of repeatedly and branchingly growing a new pseudobulb out of the apex of an older leafless one.

Synonyms *Hexadesmia boliviensis Rolfe 1896; Ornithidium flaccidum Kraenzl. 1928; Scaphyglottis amazonica Schltr. 1925; Scaphyglottis decipiens C.Schweinf. 1955; Scaphyglottis exilis Schltr. 1924; Scaphyglottis flaccida (Kraenzl.) Garay 1956; Scaphyglottis huebneri Schltr. 1925; Scaphyglottis matogrossensis Brade 1939; Scaphyglottis stricta Schltr. 1920; Scaphyglottis suarezii Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 6: 122. 1896 as Hexadesma boliviense; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as S stricta; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:60 Schlechter 1924 as S exilis; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 17: 43. 1955 as S decepiens; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964 as S huebneri; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as S huebneri drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as S huebneri drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S amazonica drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S huebneri drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S matogrossensis drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S huebneri drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1154 Hamer 1984 as S huebneri drawing fide; *Phytologia 64: 257. 1988; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1387 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 579 Dodson 1989 as S suarezii drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 563 Christenson & Bennett 1998 drawing ok; 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 fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing soso; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as S huebneri drawing/photo hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide;