Scaphosepalum redderianum Luer & Sijm 2009 SECTION Scaphosepalum

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 30:60 Luer & Escobar 2009


Common Name Redder's Scaphosepalum [Jennie Pap nee Redder Dutch Orchid Enthusiast and Cocollector of the species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, high on the ramicaual, peduncle slender, ascending, verrucose, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, rachis 2" [5 cm] long, loose, flexuous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with oblong, conduplicate, acute, slightly shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species with a slender, verrucose peduncle and a flexuous raceme is most similar to the Colombian Scaphosepalum lima . It differs from the latter by a shorter, thicker tail of the middle sepal, and a pandurate synsepal with longer, diverging tails. The cushions of the lateral sepals are boomerang-shaped, or triangular, with the innermost corner slender with indistinct margins, and with the forward portion broader with well-defined, obtuse corners." Luer 2009


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 30: 19 Luer & Escobar 2009 Drawing fide;