Scaphosepalum merinoi Luer 2002 SECTION Scaphosepalum

Photo by Eric Hunt

Side View

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photo by Milan Vagner


Common Name Merino's Scaphosepalum Ecuadorian Collector of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by a basal tubualr aheatha and another above and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose to distichous, slender, verrucose, 4 3/4" [12 cm] long, successively several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIV A First Century Of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part One Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide