Scelochilus embreei Dodson 1980 Drawing by © Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name Embree's Scelochilus [American Orchid Enthusiast and Co-discoverer of species]
Flower Size .24" [6 mm]
Found in Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm, pendent growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, acute, tapering below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall through earlier winter on an axillary, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence that produce successive, secondary branches from the basal nodes as time progresses.
Immature plants have a decided equitant look and the plant in general is distinguished by the 3 lobed lip with short, blunt processes extending into the sepaline sac and the lack of a callus on the disc of the lip.
Synonyms Comparettia embreei (Dodson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 289 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing fide;