Scaphyglottis corallorrhiza (Ames) Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934

Leaf and Flower Photos by Bogarin/Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Coral-Like Root Scaphyglottis [refers to the roots appearance]

Flower Size .8" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 to 1900 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, superposed, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, subopposite, ligulate, coriaceous, unequally bilobed apically, obtuse lobed leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with several imbricating bracts.

Similar to S densa but differs in the larger plant and flowers, different sepals and petals and with the pustular roots.

Synonyms *Pachystele corallorrhiza Ames 1925; Pachystelis corallorrhiza (Ames) Rauschert 1983.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Schedul. Orch. 9: 45-46. 1925 as Pachystele corallorrhiza; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 3: 40. 1934; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1388 Atwood 1989 drawing hmm; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;