Scaphyglottis densa (Schltr.) B.R.Adams 1988

Photo by Melania Munoz and The Bosque de la Paz website

Part Shade Warm Cool WinterSpringSummer

Common Name The Dense Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in very wet, pluvial and cloud forests at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as a small sized hot to cool growing epiphyte with superposed, thin, the upper most fat-fusiform stems carrying 2, apical, ligulate to elliptic-ligulate, retuse leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a terminal, short single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms *Pachystele densa Schltr. 1923; Pachystelis densa (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide