Scaphyglottis cobanensis Archila, Szlach. & S.Nowak 2016

Photos by © Fredy Archila


Common Name The Coban Sccaphyglottis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Guatemala in cloud forests at elevations around 1450 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with abruptly stalked, oblong-ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, ligulate, acute, attenuate towards the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an elongate, successively few, several flowered inflorescence carrying rose or dull brownish colored flowers with a dull whitish- lilac lip.

"Scaphyglottis cobanensis is similar to S. bifida (Rchb. f.) C. Schweinf. and S. lindeniana (A. Rich. & Galeotti) L. O. Williams but is easily distinguished by its rose to dull brownish flowers, the lip truncate at the base, and large, ligulate, acute leaves" Archila, Szlach & Nowack 2016 drawing fide;


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Polish Botanical Journal 61(2): xx–xx, 2016 photo/drawing fide