Scaphyglottis coriacea (L.O.Williams) Dressler 2004 Photo by Robert Dressler and The Epidendra Website

deep Shade Warm LATERWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Leathery Scaphyglottis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with leafyslender stems carrying several, coriaceous, distichous, narrowly ligulate, obutuse, obscurely and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later winter and earlier spring on a terminal to subterminal, short, few flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acute, cucullate floral bracts.

Synonyms Platyglottis coriacea L.O.Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Platyglottis coriacea drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Platyglottis coriacea; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1377 Atwood 1989 as Platyglottis coriacea drawing ok;