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.
Common Names: The Swertia perennis-Like Scaphoswepalum
- Masdevallia swertiifolia Rchb. f. 1880
- Scaphosepalum platypetalum Schltr. 1920