Scaphyglottis propinqua C.Schweinf. 1955 Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Full Shade Hot LATER Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name del Castillo's Rodriguezia [Peruvian Original Co-collector of species curent]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru wet montane forests at elevations around 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing caespitose epiphyte with superposed chains of terete, elongate, stem-like pseudobulbs, progressively shorter with subsequent branching and carrying 2, opposite, ligulate, sessile, obliquely bilobed leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a subsessile, concealed by the imbricate, lanceolate, acuminate bracts, single flowered inflorescence with subsimilar floral bracts and carrying cupped flowers wqith lime green tepals, a creamy white lip witha dark lilac center, a lime green column with dark purple suffusion basally and apically, a yellowish brown anther with dark purple blotches and dark yellow pollina.

Very close to S prolifera but S propinqua differs in its far more elongate pseudobulbs, and much narrower sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte tercera Foldats 1970 drawing hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 565 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide;