Scaphyglottis robusta Adams 1988

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Karremans/Bogarin

Full Shade Hot Warm WinterSpringSummer

Common Name The Robust Scaphyglottis [refers to the habit]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with superimposed, cylindrical to narrowly fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect spreading, narrowly oblong to oblong elliptic to elliptic, subcoriaceous, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a terminal, 1 to 6, succsessively many flowered inflorescence arising from 5 conduplicate bracts

Similar to S modesta but occuring only in Panama where S modesta does not, larger and more robust plant with larger flowers with a simple lip and prominent subquadrate wings on the column.

Synonyms .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Phytologia 64(4): 253. 1988; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide