Scelochilus mirthae Königer 2001 Photo by © Patricia Harding and The Orchidstudium Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Mirtha's Scelochilus

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in San Martin Peru in damp montane forests in moderate shade at elevations around 1750 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with oblong-ellipsoid, complanate pseduobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 persistent bracts and carrying a single, elliptic, acute, pendent leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendent, paniculate, 4.4 to 4.8" [11 to 12 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, much shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Comparettia mirthae (Königer) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 756 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia mirthae