Scaphyglottis crurigera (Bateman ex Lindl.) Ames & Correll 1942

Another Flower

Photos by Arturo Carillo

Specimen Plant

Photo by David Jimenez

Common Name The Shinbone Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in very wet premontane and lower montane rainforests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, terete, swollen above the middle, fusiform pseudobulb partially enveloped basally by a few scarious, acuminate sheaths and carrying, 2 apical, thin, linear, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring an a terminal, filiform, branched, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature psedudobulb.

Synonyms *Hexadesmia crurigera Bateman ex Lindl. 1842; Hexopia crurigera Bateman ex Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Edwards's Bot. Reg. 30: Misc. 2. 1844 as Hexadesmia crurigera; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Hexadesmia crurigera drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Hexadesmia crurigera; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 as Hexadesmia crurigera drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Hexidesmia crurigera; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Hexidesmia crurigera drawing ok; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 115. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia crurigera; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 205. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia crurigera; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10(4): 85. 1942; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Hezadesmia crurugera drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 as Hexidesmia crurigera photo good; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Hexidesmia cruigera drawing ok/photo ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 1971 as Hexidesmia cruigera drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Hexidesmia cruigera drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 437 Dodson 1982 as Hexadesmia crurigera drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 812 Dodson 1983 as Hexadesmia crurigera drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo as Hexadesmia cruigera; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Hexadesmia crurigera drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1389 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo hmm; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not?; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018