Scaphosepalum macrodactylum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1890 SECTION Leiocaulium


Photo by Ecuagenera/Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Big Fingered Scaphosepalum [refers to the thickened tail of the middle sepal]

Flower Size .1" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte meters with erect, slender, ramicauls and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below intothe slendre petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slnder, smooth, loose, non-flexuous, 3.2" [8 cm] long, successively several to many flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a slender floral bract and to 2 flowers open at an one time.

Synonyms *Masdevallia macrodactyla Rchb.f. 1872

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Systematics of Dresslerella and Scaphosepalum Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orhcids Vol 6 COS 1998 Photo not - S triaratum?; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide