Scuticaria salesiana Dressler 1968

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Salesian Scuticaria [refers to the monastery in Ecuador of Padre Angel Andreetta]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in south eastern Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very short pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, terete, sulcate, pendant leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, short, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding the flower close to the base of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 8 1981 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 488 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #2 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #6 2019 photo fide;