Scaphyglottis sigmoidea (Ames & C. Schweinf.) B.R. Adams 1988

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Photos by Bogarin

Full Shade Warm Cool LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Bent Scaphyglottis [refers to the reflexed apex of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1700 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with superimposed, branching stems carrying 2, apical, subopposite, coriaceous, oblong linear to oblong, rounded and bilobed apically, basally sessile leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the stem and a few imbricating sheaths

Synonyms *Hexisea sigmoidea Ames & Schweinf. . 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Schedul. Orchid. 8: 39. Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925 as Hexisea sigmoidea; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Hexisea sigmoidea; *Phytologia 64: 254 B R Adams 1988; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide