Scaphosepalum corniculatum Vierling 2018 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

Side view

Plant and Flower

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vierling

Full shade Spring

Common Name The Small Horned Scaphosepalum [refers to the short sepaline tails]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found without locational data assumed to be from western South America as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect to horizontal, slender ramicauls provided with 2 adjacent, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblong-elliptical, obovate, wedge shped below into the petiolate base leaf , that blooms in the fall on a drooping then ascending, 1.2" [3 cm] long, provided with 3 membraneous bracts, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

"It was compared with the similar Scaphosepalum bicristatum , of which it differs by a shorter, downwards, then arching upright inflorence. The congested, successively flowering blossoms are different to Scaphosepalum bicristatum, by the unlikely shaped sepals and petals and moreover, by the lip which occurs without any calli (lamellas, ridges or carinas)." Vierling 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee, Taxon. Mitt. 4(14): 98 Vierling 2018