Scelochilus chiribogae Dodson 1980 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm CoolSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Chiriboga Scelochilus [An area in north central Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 2300 meters as a small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindric pseudobulb enveloped basally by several imbricating, distichous, sheaths with the uppermost being deciduously leafbearing, and carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, acute, tapering below into a conduplicate base leaf and blooms in the spring and early summer on an axillary, [to 12" [30 cm] long, several [7 to 10] flowered inflorescencem arising from both immature and mature growths and can branch later from the nodes in the basl portion and has several remote, clasping bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 288 Dodson 1980