Scaphyglottis spathulata C.Schweinf. 1941

Photo by Ricardo Marin Thiele and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade WarmCool Fall Winter

Common Name The Spoon-Like Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in pluvial forests at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with superposed, thick-fusiform apically stems carrying 2, elliptic-ovate, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, racemose, peduncle to .24" [6 mm] long, 1 to few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Hexadesmia jimenezii Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 #3 1963 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide