Scaphyglottis clavata Dressler 2004

Photos by Bogarin

Deep shade Hot Warm spring

Common Name The Club-Shaped Scaphyglottis [refers to the clavate pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epipihyte with club-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, minutely tridentate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, short, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflroescence arising from bract clusters.

Similar to S pulchella but differs in the smaller flowers,smaller tepals and a much narrower lip with a narrower oval, basal depression with very low ridge margin.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *J. Orchideenfreund. 11(4): 311. 2004.; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide