Scelochilus janeae Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989

Close Up Of Flower Photo by © Hans Gerhardt Seeger

Part shade cool Summer

Common Name Jane's Scelochilus [Mrs Luer Wife of Carl Pleuorthallis Expert current]

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 1820 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epipjhyte with ovoid pseduobulbs enveloped basally by short, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, carinate, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, racemose, occasionally branching, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, few to 8 flowered inflorescence.

There are no calli on the lip of this oranger flowered mini-miniature species.

Synonyms Comparettia janeae (Dodson & R.Vásquez) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 294 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 ; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia janeae