Scaphyglottis confusa (Schltr.) Ames & Correll 1942

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Confused Scaphyglottis [refers to it's similatrity to S behrii]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in pine-oak-liquambar forests and lower montane forests at elevations around 700 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with superposed, cylindrical, sulcate pseudpbulbs carrying 2, erect-patent, linear, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on a fasciculate, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Hexadesmia confusa Schltr.1912; Pachystele confusa (Schltr.) Schltr. 1923; Pachystelis confusa (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; . Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10(254-256): 361. 1912 as Hexadesmia confusa; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10(4): 85. 1942; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correll 1953; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1086 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo hmm; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018