Scaphosepalum jostii Luer 1998 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

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

Deep Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning Jost's Scaphosepalum[American Orchid enthusiast in Ecuador current]

Flower Size.4" [1 cm]

Found in the Tungurahua Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 1950 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, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a ascending, slender, smooth, 3 to 4.8" [7.5 to 9.5 cm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, several to many flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with narrowly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide;