Scaphyglottis dunstervillei (Garay) Foldats 1968 Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website

Part shadeCool Fall Winter

Common Name Dunsterville's Scaphyglottis [American Orchid Enthusiast in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Surinam, Venezuela and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1325 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete elongate stems basally becoming clavate apically, lightly complanate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, opposite, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Hexadesmia dunstervillei Garay 1958; Isochilus pauciflorus Cogn. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1959 as Hexidesmia dunstervillei drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as Hexidesmia dunstervillei; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Hexadesmai dunstervillei; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 564 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide;