Hexadesmia falcata is an orchid species identified by C.Schweinf. in 1940. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Scaphyglottis bifida.
ORIGIN: Found from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fr. Guiana and Surinam in rain forests at elevations of 400 to 2200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with an ascending, apical half swollen into cylindric fusiform, slightly laterally compressed, basally terete pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several evanescent sheaths and carrying 2 apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acuiminate gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on a very short, terminal, successively few flowered racemose inflorescence and may be with maturing fruit.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.6 inches [1.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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