7 responses to “Scaphosepalum antenniferum”

  1. Beverley

    Scaphosepalum antenniferum – Z10 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    I see now that different sources have widely different numbers for the number of genera in the Pleurothallidinae, but I don’t have the time at the moment to investigate why.

  3. Ron B

    Probably lack of agreement among taxonomists. Possibly there has been some DNA work done, resulting in a gulf between pre-DNA and post-DNA interpretation.

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    This page on Pleurothallidinae taxonomy goes into some details about the discrepancies in numbers (scroll down to “Current status of Pleurothallidinae taxonomy”), though it would be handy to see the 2004 Luer paper to see why the numbers have increased re: genera.

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    I also note that they mention on the page that Scaphosepalum contains 67 species – I think it’s a safe assumption that at least a few of those were discoveries in the past few decades.

  6. Steve

    I’m curious about the etymology of the name Scaphosepalum. My guess is that the first part of the name is from the Greek σκάφοσ (scaphos), meaning “ship”, indicating that the sepals are like a ship.

  7. Daniel Mosquin

    Yes, exactly right, Steve: Scaphosepalum via Wikipedia.

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