Scaphosepalum swertiifolium

Scaphosepalum swertifolium

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

Scaphosepalum swertiifolium is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Scaphosepalum.


Plant blooms with 7 cm wide flowers which opens in succession to one another.


Plants are found in the wet montane cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador growing on trees at 600 to 2200 meters in elevation.


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in warm to cool 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.


Scaphosepalum swertifolium Andrea Scaphosepalum swertiifolium 'Andrea' Red lip and orange petals
Scaphosepalum swertifolium 'Walter' Scaphosepalum swertiifolium 'Walter' Red lip and pink petals
Scaphosepalum swertifolium2 Scaphosepalum swertiifolium variant Pink lip with white center and pink petals
Scaphosepalum swertiifolium4 Scaphosepalum swertifoliium variant Spotted brown and red lip and white petals with pink spots
Scaphosepalum swertiifolium 3 Scaphosepalum swertiifolium variant Red sepals, yellow petals, spotted yellow lip


Common Names: The Swertia perennis-Like Scaphoswepalum


  1. Masdevallia swertiifolia Rchb. f. 1880
  2. Scaphosepalum platypetalum Schltr. 1920

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