Scaphosepalum triceratops Luer & Andreetta 1988 SECTION Scaphosepalum

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Three Horned Scaphosepalum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2650 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte to terrestrial with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, ellitical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the stout, channeled petiolate base that blooms in the winter on an erect, rigid, distichous, stout, verrucose, to 20" [50 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul carrying, conduplicate, oblique floral bracts with 2 to 3 flowers open at any one time

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Systematics of Dresslerella and Scaphosepalum Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide;

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