Scaphosepalum tiaratum Luer 1981 SECTION Scaphosepalum

Photo by Duane McDowell and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Wesbsite

Another flower

Photo courtesy of Akerne Orchids

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Turbaned Scaphosepalum [refers to the concavity of the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the slender, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, stout, disitichous, lax, coarsly verrucose, sparsely bracted, several successively flowered, 13.2" [to 33 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with conduplicate, oblique, elongate, acute, verrucose floral bracts with one to 2 simultaneous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Systematics of Dresslerella and Scaphosepalum Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo not; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1998 as as S macrodactylum photo ok?; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;