Scelochilus pacensium Senghas & Lef. 1994 Photo by © Hans Gerdhardt Seeger

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The La Paz Scelochilus

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia on shady thin branches in montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with thin pseudobulbs carrying a single apcial, narrowly elliptic, acute leaf that blooms on an erect, gree, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, racemose, 3 flowered inflorescence with linear bracts and carrying resupinate, non fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Comparettia pacensium (Senghas & Leferenz) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 8 1994 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as S paceni; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia pascensia