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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/19/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/19/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 28:423. 1941.
Synonym Hexadesmia fasciculata Brongn. in Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. II, 17:45. 1842, non Scaphyglottis fasciculata Hook. Hexadesmia Lindeniana Rich. & Gal. in Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. III, 3:23. 1845. Hexadesmia pachybulbon Schltr. in Fedde Rep. Sp. Nov. Beih. 17:26. 1922.
Description Small to large and coarse epiphytic herbs up to about 50 cm. tall. Stems usually stipitate below, swollen into an ellipsoidal or fusiform pseudobulb above, bifoliate. Leaves 5-25 cm. long and 1.5-5 cm. broad, linear-elliptic to elliptic to lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute, coriaceous. Inflorescence a fascicle of flowers borne at the apex of the pseudobulb. Dorsal sepal 7-11 mm. long and 1.5-2 mm. broad, elliptic, acute. Lateral sepals 7-11 mm. long and 2-3 mm. broad, lanceo- late, arcuate, acute. Petals 6-10 mm. long and 1.5-3 mm. broad, elliptic- lanceolate, acute. Lip 6.5-10 mm. long and 2.5-4.5 mm. broad, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, obscurely 3-lobed, obtuse, apiculate.
Distribution Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama.
Specimen CHIRIQU: "Province of Chiriqui," alt. 1500 m., Powell 229, 3149. COCLE: hills north of El Valle de Anton, alt. 800-1000 m., Allen 2291; mountains beyond La Pintada, alt. 400-600 m., Hunter & Allen 601.
Note Scaphyglottis falcata C. Schweinf. is possibly only a somewhat larger-flowered form of this variable species.
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