Scelochilus newyorkorum R.Vásquez, Ibisch & I.G.Vargas 2003 Photo by © Vasquez, Ibisch & Vargas and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold Winter

Common Name The New Yorker's Scelochilus [Dedicated to the victims of 9/11]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 triangular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, pendent, oblong-elliptic, acute, apiculate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a pendent, basal, to 9.2" [23 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5, distant, narrowly triangular bracts and similar but smaller floral bracts..

Synonyms Comparettia newyorkorum (R.Vásquez, Ibisch & I.G.Vargas) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista Soc. Boliv. Bot. 4(1): 35–36, f. 3. 2003 Vasquez & Dodson drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia newyorkora