Scelochilus saccatus (Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb.f. 1863 Photo by Trudi Marsh

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Common Name The Saccate Scelochilus

Flower Size

Found in Junin Peru as a small sized epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to clse set, cylindric pseduobulbs enveloped by several, unequal, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate sheaths and carrying fleshy-coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic, shortly acuminate, narrowing below int o the short, sulcate, petiolate bse leaves that blooms on a lateral, basal, peduncle with several, long-acuminate, distant sheaths below, erect, distinctly longer than the leaves, simple to slightly branched, 9.8 to 12" [24 to 30 cm] long, rather loosely, several flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, concave floral bracts and carrying small, campanulate flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determinaton so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms *Comparettia saccata Poepp. & Endl. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 54 #4 1994 as S succata sic photo fide to the first photo;