Scaphyglottis violacea [Lindl.] Lindl. 1836 Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Plant and Flowers Photo by Alexander Moran

Deep shade Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Violet Scaphyglottis [refers to the flower Color]

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations up to 51500 meters as an often pendant, cool growing epiphyte with dark green to purple green, swollen stems carrying purple brown above, olove-green beneath leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall in clusters at the apex of the stem.

Some references put this species as a synonym of S graminifolia but I have kept them separate for now.

Synonyms *Cladobium violaceum Lindl. 1836; Ponera violacea (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1854;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Edwards's Bot. Reg. 22: t. 1901. 1836; Bonplandia (Hanover) 2: 22. 1854 as Ponera violacea; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; AOS Bulletin VOl 36 #9 1967; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte tercera Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as Cladobium violaceum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 169 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide 1st; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide