Scelochilus chiribogae Dodson 1980 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm CoolSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Chiriboga Scelochilus [An area in north central Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 2300 meters as a small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindric pseudobulb enveloped basally by several imbricating, distichous, sheaths with the uppermost being deciduously leafbearing, and carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, acute, tapering below into a conduplicate base leaf and blooms in the spring and early summer on an axillary, [to 12" [30 cm] long, several [7 to 10] flowered inflorescencem arising from both immature and mature growths and can branch later from the nodes in the basl portion and has several remote, clasping bracts

Synonyms Comparettia chiribogae [Dodson] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 288 Dodson 1980 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia chiribogae