Scaphyglottis mesocopis (Endres & Rchb. f.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Hemsl.1884

Plant and Flower Photos by Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

deep Shade warm Cool Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Sickle-Like Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 800 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindric to fusiform, commonly stipitate, superposed pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, linear, obtuse, usually bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a fascile or much abbreviated racmose, apical, few flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the segments of the stem.

Synonyms *Ponera mesocopis Endres & Rchb. f. 1874; Scaphyglottis powellii Schltr. 1922.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Xenia Orchid. 2: 222, t. 200. 1874 as Ponera mesocopsis; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 as Ponera mesocopsis Drawing fide; *Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3(16): 220. 1884; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 17: 28-29. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Hexadesmia and Scaphyglottis powellii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 203. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as S powell; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 as Ponerae mesocopsis drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;