Scaphyglottis micrantha (Lindl.) Ames & Correll 1942

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Bogarin

Specimen Plant

Photos by David Jimenez

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Common Name The Small Flowered Scaphyglottis

Flower Size 1/6" [4 mm]

Found from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru in montane forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters with stipitate pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few, imbricate, scarious, triangular sheaths carrying 2, apical, suberect, linear, obtuse, conduplicate below into the base leaves with a bilobed apex that blooms on a few to many flowered, 4.4" [11 cm] long, slender inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb occuring in the late winter and spring.

Synonyms Amblostoma holochilum Schltr. 1912; Amblostoma micranthum Benth. 1881; *Epidendrum micranthum Lindl. 1841; Hexadesmia micrantha Lindl. 1844; Pseudohexadesmia micrantha 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Edwards's Bot. Reg. 30: Misc. 2. 1844 as Hexadesmia micarantha; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Hexadesmia micrantha drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Hexidesmia micrantha; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 24. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia micrantha; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 206. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Hexadesmia micrantha; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10(4): 85. 1942; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Hexadesmia micrantha drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum micranthum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 as Hexadesmia micrantha photo ok; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Hexidesmia micrantha drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Pseudohexadesmia micrantha photo/drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Hexadesmia micrantha drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 776 Dodson 1982 as Hexadesmia micrantha drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Hexadesmia micrantha drawing fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018