Scelochilus larae Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez

Common Name Lara's Scelochilus [Bolivian Botanist current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in wet montane cloud forsts at elevations around 2000 meters as a pendent, mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elongate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic, acute, apiculate, basally conduplicate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, to 2" [5 cm] long, terete ,1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with orange sepals basally, yellow towards the apex, petals white with an orange spot near the apex, a white lip with a pair of orange calli and an orange column.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 295 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia larae