Scaphosepalum fimbriatum Luer & Hirtz 1988 SECTION Distichium Luer 1988

Another Angle

Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower View

Photo by Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Fringed Scaphosepalum [Refers to the long-fimbriate carinae and tails of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found in northern Ecuador at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths with a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate below to the slender petiole that blooms on a erect to descending, loose, successively several flowered racemose, 2 1/2" long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and with successively opening flowers that can occur at any time of the year.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Systematics of Dresslerella and Scaphosepalum Luer 1988 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 305-310 Baquero 2017 photo fide; Lankesteriana 18: 231-237 Baquero & Hirtz 2018 photo fide