Scaphyglottis gentryi Dodson & Monsalve 1998 Photo by Kerry Dressler

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Common Name Gentry's Scaphyglottis [Dr Alwin Gentry American Botanist 1945 - 1993]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Colombia and northwestern Ecuador in low tropical primary forests at elevations of sea level to 250 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect to arcuate, cane like, composed of several superposed, slightly swllen, sulcate stems carrying a single to occasionally 2, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a short, .4" [1 cm] long, terminal, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence arising from the scarious, imbricating sheaths and carrying white flowers with a flush of yellow on the inner portion of the lip.

Similar to S imbricata but S gentryi is without the cup shaped base of the lip and carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #1 1998 Doson & Montsalve Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide