Scelochilus stenochilus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863 Photo by © The Ecuagenera Website

Part shadeCool

Common Name The Slim Lipped Scelochilus

Flower Size .54" [1.3 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 1800 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with flat, oblong leavse and blooms on an erect, lax, peduncle enveloped by 2 to 3 carinate, distant bracts, 3" [7.5 cm] long, approximately 4 flowered inflorescence carrying pale yellow flowers lined with red.

CAUTION I have no way of verifyung this determination so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Comparettia stenochila (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008; *Rodriguezia stenochila Lindl. 1846; Scelochilus lindenii Lindl. & Paxton 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quinta parte Foldats 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia stenochila