Scelochilus escobarianus Senghas 1994

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade CoolFall

Common Name Escobar's Scelochilus [Colombian Boltanist and Orchid Enthusiast and Co-discoverer of species 1935–2009]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with thin pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendent, racemose, purple with fine white spots, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Comparettia escobariana (Senghas) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 19 #2 pg 6-11. 1994 Senghas photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia escobarianus