Scaphyglottis fasciculata Hook. 1841

Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Fasciculate Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 1/6" [.4 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1250 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with spreading, fasciculate branched orchid with somewhat thickened, vernicose stems enveloped basally by a few dry sheaths carrying 2, apical, obliquely patent, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal or at the nodes on stem, short inflorescence with a single flower arising on a mature stem.

Synonyms Pachystele minuta (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Hamer & Garay 1984; *Polystachya minuta A. Rich. & Galeotti; Scaphyglottis cogniauxiana De Wild. 1905; Scaphyglottis minuta [A Rich. & Galeotti] Garay 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Hexidesmia fasciculata drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as S minuta drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 775 Hamer 1982 as Hexadesmia fasciculata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1069 Hamer 1984 as Pachystele minuta drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Hexadesmia fasciculata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Pachystelis [sic] minuta; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018