Scaphyglottis geminata Dressler & Mora-Ret. 1993

Photo by © Mora/Dressler

Full Shade Hot LATESummerFall

Common Name The Twin Scaphyglottis [refers to the 2 simultaneous single flowered inflorescence]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, erect to pendant, warm growing epiphyte with basally slender, never superposed, ellipsoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by several, close, distichous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, ovate-lanceolate, basally conduplicate, coriaceous, acute, but minutely emarginate leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on 1 to 3, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, terminal, short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence densely covered by by dry bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquídea (Mexico City) 13(1-2): 192. Dressler & Mora-Ret. 1993 darwing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide