~Scaphyglottis decipiens C.Schweinf. 1955 - See Scaphyglottis boliviensis (Rolfe) B.R.Adams 1988

Leaf and Flower Photos by Rojas/Elizondo, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Deceptive Scaphyglottis [refers to it's similarity to other species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 30 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, often superposed, cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by several, close, distichous sheaths and carrying 2, subopposite, narrowly linear, sessile, coriaceous, minutely bilobed and apiculate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2 terminal, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to S longicaulis but the lip is very different, also similar to 2 South American species, S stricta differing in shorter stems, narrower leaves and a prominently arched column and S huebneri differing in having consistently larger flowers with narrower segments and a differently proportioned lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 17: 43. 1955