Scaphyglottis arctata (Dressler) B.R.Adams 1988

TYPE Photo by © Dressler and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Pressed Together Scaphyglottis [Refers to the pressed folds of the lip over the nectary which prevent pollination by small insects and thereby only possible by the probing of a hummingbirds beak]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, clustered stems enveloped by evanescent sheaths and carrying usually 2, sub-terminal, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse to unequally retuse leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, short, several flowered inflorescence with several, cymbiform, straw colored bracts.

Synonyms *Hexisea arctata Dressler 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7: 223 Dressler 1979 as Hexisea arctata photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide