Scaphyglottis longicaulis S. Watson 1888

Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Full shade Hot LATERSummer Fall

Common Name The Long Stemmed Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama,and Colombia at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, terete, slightly swollen, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a terminal, single flowered, short inflorescence.

This species, as others in the genus, has the habit to grow another pseudobulb out of the apex of an older leafless growth.

Synonyms Scaphyglottis chocoana I.Bock 1984; Scaphyglottis unguiculata Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 23: 286. 1888; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 29. Panama Schlechter 1922 as S unguiculata; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 114. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as S unguiculata; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1155 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids vol 4 COS 1992 photo #589 incorrect?; Native Colombian Orchids vol 4 COS 1992 as S chocoana #590 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as S chocoana drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018