Scaphosepalum ovulare- 365 days of orchids – day 1122


We have yet another miniature today and this one is a very unusual one. Scaphosepalum ovulare is a true miniature with leaves less than 1cm long forming a tight clump and 2mm egg shaped little flowers (the basket shown is 10cm diameter).

The species is endemic to Ecuador where it is found from 600-1200m implying a need for the warmer end of our conditions in Cool Americas. The flower spikes produce a succession of flowers and tend to be pendulous (notice the flowers emerging from the sides of the basket) and so growing the species mounted may make more sense when we divide the species next week. Lots of plants available later in the year for all you miniature lovers.


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