Scaphosepalum gibberosum (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1890 SECTION Scaphosepalum

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Aspect

Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Jim Hamilton

Another Flower Form

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Many Hump-Like Swelling Peduncle Scaphosepalum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium in size, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 short, loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaf that is gradually narrowed below to the slender channeled petiole that blooms in the fall and spring on an erect, loose, 20" [50 cm] long, flexuous, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence with narrow, conduplicate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Masdevallia gibberosa Rchb. f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Masdevallia gibberosa drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Systematics of Dresslerella and Scaphosepalum Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 3 1995; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo hmm; Orquideologia Vol 27 #2 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide