Scelochilus campoverdei D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Deep Shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Campoverde's Scelochilus [Peruvian Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in very wet montane forests on twigs at elevations around 1925 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ellipsoid, complanate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, mid vein keeled, basally conduplicate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, more or less erect, laxly paniculate, few flowered lateral branches, several flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Comparettia campoverdei (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaceaerum Peruviarum Plate 376 Bennett & christenson 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia campoverdei; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014