Scaphosepalum panduratum Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SECTION Leiocaulium Luer 1988

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Pandurate Scaphosepalum [refers to the violin shaped lip]

Flower Size .4" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a horizontal to descending, slender, smooth, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, loose, successively single, several to many flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin, infundibular floral bracts.

"Similar to S swertifolium subsp exiguum but differs in the smaller habit and smaller flowers. In appearance the flowers are similar but a thick, verrucose callus is present at the apex of the thick middle sepal. The cushions of the lateral sepals are triangular with the inner angle acuminate. The tips of the petals are acute and oblique." Luer 1997


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;