Scaphyglottis Poepp. & Endl.

First published in Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 1: 58 (1836), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2009 Henkel, T.W., et al. [6710] Guyana K000718128 Yes
May 1, 1987 Spruce, R. K000463468 Unknown Type Material Yes
Adams, B.R. [K 102] Belize K:SPC-44010.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2184] Costa Rica K:SPC-31548.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84194] Costa Rica K:SPC-75481.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2419] Trinidad and Tobago K:SPC-33307.000 No
Taylor, P. [13201] Panama K:SPC-41603.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2257] Costa Rica K:SPC-31925.000 No
K000079956 Unknown Type Material Yes
Fendler [1441] Venezuela K000079943 Type Yes
Lankester, C. Costa Rica K:SPC-37378.000 No
Colombia K:SPC-25513.000 No
Taylor, P. [13217] Panama K:SPC-41614.000 No
Panama K:SPC-23225.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84222] Costa Rica K:SPC-75483.000 No
K:SPC-27230.000 No
Panama K:SPC-22582.000 No
Taylor, P. [13208a] Panama K:SPC-41605.000 No
Costa, M. [231] Belize K:SPC-41314.000 No
K:SPC-09742.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2624] Colombia K:SPC-27461.020 No
Mason, L.M. [2285] Costa Rica K:SPC-32032.000 No
K000463458 Unknown Type Material No
Descourtitz [11] Brazil K000079942 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bock, I. [8] Colombia K:SPC-45293.000 No
Lankester, C.H. Costa Rica K:SPC-09741.000 No
K:SPC-06108.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-22580.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-06107.000 No
Fendler [1441] Venezuela K000079941 Type Yes
Smith [A703] Costa Rica K000583981 Type Yes
Stannard, B.L. [L2] Venezuela K:SPC-60386.000 No
Colombia K:SPC-29840.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84184] Costa Rica K:SPC-75479.000 No
Sampson, H.C. [688] Belize K:SPC-09739.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [82007] Mexico K:SPC-75586.000 No
Taylor, P. [100] Panama K:SPC-37929.000 No
Taylor, P. [81] Panama K:SPC-40558.000 No
K:SPC-09740.000 No
Ruiz; Pavon [4/96] K000463467 Unknown Type Material No
Hinds [s.n.] Mexico K000079944 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hexadesmia K:SPC-23162.000 No
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [352] Venezuela Hexadesmia K:SPC-34851.000 No
Hexadesmia K:SPC-19690.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [82014] Mexico Hexadesmia K:SPC-75650.000 No
Chase, M.W. [83346] Mexico Hexadesmia K:SPC-76389.000 No
Panama Hexadesmia K:SPC-00568.000 No
Dressler [9] Panama Hexadesmia K:SPC-34925.000 No
Guyana Hexisea K:SPC-19727.000 No
Pachystele K:SPC-22569.000 No
Pachystele K:SPC-23204.000 No
Tetragamestus K000079958 Unknown Type Material Yes
Storr, R. [057] Brazil Tetragamestus K:SPC-50044.000 No
Platyglottis K:SPC-19693.000 No
Taylor, P. [13236] Panama Platyglottis K:SPC-41665.000 No


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