Scelochilus embreei Dodson 1980 Drawing by © Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade HotWarm FallEARLIER Winter

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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia embreei