Scaphosepalum bicolor Luer & R.Escobar 1981

Plant and Flower Photos by James E McCulloch


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Two Colored Scaphosepalum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a congested, slendre, smooth, horizontal to descending, 5.2" [13 cm] long, successively several flowered, racmose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 5 Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide