Scelochilus serrilabius C.Schweinf. 1970 Photo by Gerhard Seeger

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Serrate Lip Scelochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuzco Peru near Macchu Picchu in seasonally dry cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to slender, cylindrical pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a single, basal, loose, paniculate, with 1 to 2 short, ascending lateral branches, to racemose, suberect to arching, 9 to 11" [22.5 to 27.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Comparettia serrilabia (C.Schweinf.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia serrilabia