Scaphyglottis laevilabium Ames 1921 Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

deep Shade Hot Cool FallWinter

Common Name The White Lipped Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 10 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to cool gerowing epiphyte with 3 to 4, superposed, narrowly fusiform pseduobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrow, linear leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, short, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising at the junction of the superposed pseudobulbs

Similar to S prolifera but it has an ecallous disc of the lip and has 2 small stelidiar arms on the column about opposite the stigmatic cavity.

Synonyms Scaphyglottis dolichophylla Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1266 Hamer 1985 drawing fide;