Scaphosepalum lima

Scaphosepalum lima

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Scaphosepalum
Species: Sppm. lima
Binomial name
Scaphosepalum lima
(F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920

Scaphosepalum lima is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Scaphosepalum.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 2cm flower.


Plants are found growing in the forest of Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate 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 File Shaped Scaphosepalum


  1. Masdevallia lima F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

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