Scelochiloides vasquezii Dodson & M.W.Chase 1989 TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez

Common Name Vasquez' Scelochilus [Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in wet montane forest in shrubs amonst trees at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricate, distichous, nonfoliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, pendulous, racemose, basal, peduncle slender, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, single ?flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with petals with red spots.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 293 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia vasquezii