Scaphosepalum odontochilum Kraenzl. 1925 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

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Common Name The Toothed-Lip Scaphosepalum [refers to the toothed edges of the labellum]

Flower Size 1.4 to .2" [3 to 5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1750 to 2400 as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaf narrowly cuneate below into the long, conduplicate petiole that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a erect to descending, subcongested, distichous, successively several flowered, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, racemose inflorecense arising from low on the ramicaul and with narrowly triangular, oblique, conduplicate floral bracts.

Synonyms Scaphosepalum sneidernii Garay 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Systematics of Dresslerella and Scaphosepalum Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo not = S swertiifolium ; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide