Scaphyglottis bicallosa Dressler 2000

Plant and Flower Photos by Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part Shade WarmSpring

Common Name The 2 Callii Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with several levels of superposed stout stems enveloped basally by verrucose, tubular sheaths and carrying 2, apical, ligualte, apically unequally retuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from a group of several bracts with the outer ones being verruculose.

This species is similar to S amparoana but differs in the smaller more numerous flowers with a coulmn foot that bends somewhat upward and the base of the blade is bent upward and again downward with a thick two parted callus at the bend.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 31. 1923 as Costaricaea amparoana; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;