Scaphyglottis subulata Schltr. 1910

Leaf and Flower Photos by © Karremans/Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Warm Cool SpringSummerFall

Common Name The Terete Scaphyglottis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet, pluvial and cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 1900 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with subperposed, thin, pendent stems carrying subcylindrical, sulcate, acute leaves that blooms at most any ti,e of the year on a fasciculate, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from conduplicate, scarious, campanulate bracts.

Synonyms Hexisea lankesteri Ames 1925; Reichenbachanthus lankesteri (Ames) Mora-Ret. & J.B. García 1992; Reichenbachanthus subulatus (Schltr.) Dressler 1997.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 as Reichenbachanthus sp. photo fide; Novon 7(2): 124. 1997 as Reichenbachanthus subulatus; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Reichenbachanthus lankesteri; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003