Scaphosepalum digitale Luer & Hirtz 1991 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

Photo by © French Orchid Society Northern Section Website

Another Flower Angle

Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Finger Scaphosepalum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose to subdense, flexuous, successively several flowered, to 3.6" [to 9 cm] long, racemose 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; Native Ecuadorian Orchids VOl 5 Dodson 2004 photo wrong may be S dodsonii i'm right