Scaphosepalum delhierroi Luer & Hirtz 1991

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Juan del Hierro's Scaphosepalum [Ecuadorian co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Bolivar Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneatebelow into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an horizontal to descending, slender, smooth, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, loose, flexuous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing fide;