Scaphosepalum portillae Luer 2002 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Portilla's Scaphosepalum [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the slender, long-petiolate, base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, loose to subdense, disitichous, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long, successively several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide