Scaphyglottis summersii L.O.Williams 1940 Photo by Jose David Lacruz

Common Name Summers' Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia at elevations around 800 meters in wet montane forests as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with approximate to superposed, fusiform stems carrying 2 apical, linear-oblong, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, short, sub-umbellate, racemose inflorescence with 1 to 2 successive flowers at a time.

Synonyms Scaphyglottis punctulata var. summersii ( L.O.Williams ) C.Schweinf 1955

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bot. Mus. Leafl. 17: 50. 1955 as S punctulata var summersii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0168 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide