Scaphyglottis hondurensis (Ames) L.O. Williams 1950

Photo by © Oswaldo Rodríguez Flores


Common Name The Honduran Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found from Mexico south to El Salvador and Honduras at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters [Oaxaca Mx, 1524m elev, on road to Putla, scattered oak woods, epiphytic on legume] with elongate-fusiform, subterete, 7 to 8 noded, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, pendulous, distichous, linear, acuimnate, bilobed apically, carinate apiculate beneath leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, terminal or at the nodes on stem, 1 to 3.2" [2.5 to 8 cm] long, filiform, terete, racemose, 1 to 10, simultaneous flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, apicaulate, carinate, conduplicate, papery floral bracts..

Synonyms *Hexadesmia hondurensis Ames 1933; Leaoa hondurensis (Ames) Brieger 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Hexidesmia hondurensis drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Leaoa hondurensis; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Hexidesmia hondurensis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Hexadesmia hondurensis drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1087 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018