Scaphosepalum anchoriferum

Scaphosepalum anchoriferum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Scaphosepalum
Species: Sppm. anchoriferum
Binomial name
Scaphosepalum anchoriferum
(Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1890

Scaphosepalum anchoriferum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Scaphosepalum.


Plant blooms from spring to fall with several 1 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plant can also be mounted on bark.


Common Names: The Anchor-Bearing Scaphosepalum


  1. *Masdevallia anchorifera Rchb. f. 1884
  2. Masdevallia punctata Rolfe 1888
  3. Scaphosepalum endresianum Kraenzl. 1921
  4. Scaphosepalum naviculare Kraenzl. 1921
  5. Scaphosepalum punctatum (Rolfe) Rolfe 1890

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