Scaphyglottis minutiflora Ames & Correll 1942

Plant and Flower

Photo by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeHot Warm LATESpring THROUGHFall

Common Name The Small-Flowered Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 50 to 1250 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial with a terete, slender-fusiform, constricted at the nodes stem enveloped basally by imbricating, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying 2 apical erect, linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate and obliquely bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a glomerate, arising at the nodes, several to numerous flowered inflorescence carrying almost sessile, successive, minute flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl.10(4): 83. t. 9. 1942; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correll 1954; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1156 Dodson 1984 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018