Monographs Details: Scaphyglottis amethystina (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Rio Aprada at the mouth of Cafio Ambuitir, very abundant on the banks in clusters, lip lavender, January 21, 1948, K. D. Phelps & C. B. Hitchcock 308; Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Paragua, Raudal Ouraima, 175 m alt., occasional epiphyte in dry riverine woodland, flowers pink, January 16-19, 1952, B. Maguire 33150; Rio Orinoco, Laja Caruto, on east bank of river just below Raudal Matimare, 80-90 m alt., low epiphyte, "Tepals greenish yellow; lip pale purple; column deep purple," December 18, 1955, J. J. Wurdack ir J. V. Monachino 39972; Rio Carrao (island), about 490 m alt., in light forest, G. C. A. Dunsterville 347. Amazonas: Serrania Parii, Rio Ventuari, Rio Parii, on Cumbre 2000 m alt., February 11, 1919, K. D. Phelps & C. B. Hitchcock 478. Central America (PANAMA, type of Ponera amethystina).

Discussion:

Ponera amethystina Reichb. f., Saund. Refug. Bot. 2: t. 93. 1870.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Panama Central America|