Scelochilus frymirei Dodson 1980

Another Angle Photos by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade WarmFall

Common Name Frymire's Scelochilus [American Orchid Enthusiast and Co-collector of species later 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Canar Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm, pendent growing epiphyte with oblong cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, distichous sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and deciduous, and carrying a single, oblong, acute, tapering below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with successive secondary branches arising from the basal nodes of the inflorescence after time.

Synonyms Comparettia frymirei (Dodson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 290 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 frymirei