Monographs Details: Scaphyglottis
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - The following collections are either sterile or with poor flowers. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, northwestern part of Abacapatepui, in vicinity of Camp 3, on forested slopes adjacent to quebrada, 1300 m alt., epiphyte on tree trunk, stem terete, thickened, 5 mm in diameter, purple, leaves spreading, subcoriaceous, dark green above and paler beneath, April 20, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 75179; Uriman, Rio Avequi, Cerro de las Guacamayas, 850-950 m alt., in small woods, "flores rojas,' September 6, 1954, Bernardi 1666; Ptaritepui, on mesa between Ptari-tepui and Sororopan-tepui, in vicinity of "Misia Kathy Camp," epiphyte in scrubby forest at margin of swampy meadow, Steyermark 60249; between Santa Teresita de Kavanayen and Rio Pacairao (tributary of Rio Mouak), on wooded slopes of Quebrada O-parii-ma, 1065-1220 m alt., on tree trunk, November 20-21, 1944, Steyermark 60382. Amazonas: Cerro Duida, Savanna Hills, 1350 m alt., epiphyte in woods, G. H. H. Tate 832; Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, in west escarpment savanna 4-8 km southwest of Cumbre Camp, 1850-1900 m alt., on rocks, flowers [buds] pale purplish, January 15, 1954, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & G. S. Bunting 37316.
Distribution:Venezuela South America