Scelochilus sillarensis Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez


Common Name The El Sillar Scelochilus [A town in Bolivia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in wet montane cloud forest at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with small, elongate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricate, distichous, fleshy, nonfoliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, pendulous, racemose, basal, peduncle slender, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, single ?flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying yellowish-white flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 372 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 sillarensis