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


Common Name The Rio Limatambo Scelochilus [A river in Bolivia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in wet montane forest at elevations around 1150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, fleshy, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, carinate on the back, prominently keeled towards the apex, conduplicate, at the base and apically, linear-elliptic leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, pendulous, racemose, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, single ?flowered inflorescence with white flowers with a violet tint and petals that are whitish with magenta stripes in the mid-portion and magenta at the apex, the 4 lobed lip is magenta with darker stripes towards the mid-portion, the rest yellowish and a clear maroon anther.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 296 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 limatamborensis