Scaphosepalum anchoriferum

Scaphosepalum anchoriferum

This wonderfully strange looking orchid hail from the mountains of Central America where they can be found at elevations from 1100 to 2000 meters. It is an intermediate epiphyte that usually blooms in the spring to summer in nature, but mine started around the new year and has been blooming all winter. The flowers measure about 1 cm wide and grow on a fairly long, single descending to horizontal successively flowered inflorescence. I love the provocative, phallic shape. It asks for no excuses, just being oh so orchid! I grow it mounted on cork in the cool vivarium, very humid with good air circulation, medium wet and fairly bright, about 20 cm from the light.

By | 2014-10-15T14:42:52+02:00 March 18th, 2013|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

About the Author:

Karma is a digital nomad graphic artist and writer, orchid nerd and long-distance hiker from Gothenburg, Sweden. Former editor-in-chief for the Swedish Orchid Society magazine, published internationally and held lectures on orchid culture.


  1. Jacob March 20, 2013 at 05:28 - Reply

    What a vibrant colour! “It asks for no excuses” so apt, so true.

    Congratulations 🙂

    • Karma March 21, 2013 at 11:49 - Reply

      Thanks Jacob! 🙂 It is rather awesome… I never top marveling at the diversity among orchids.

  2. Jenny March 15, 2014 at 11:03 - Reply

    Hello Kama,

    I like very much this kind of orchids, such a small body but very strong attractive!

    Pretty Growing!

    • Karma March 15, 2014 at 15:07 - Reply

      Thanks! I love them too! 🙂

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