Scelochilus paraguaensis Garay & Dunst. 1972TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay


Common Name The Paragua River Scelochilus [A river in Venezuela]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivar Venezuela and Para Brazil at elevations around 375 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with short stems carrying 1 to 2, linear, rather soft, acute, basally narrowing into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a basal, filiform, strong, suberect, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate, not wide opening flower

Synonyms Comparettia paraguaensis (Garay & Dunst.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Icoens Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 182 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia paraguaensis