Scelochilus topoanus Dodson 1998 TYPE Drawing by © Calaway Dodson and The Epidendrara Website

Full Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Rio Topo Scelochilus [A river in Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations 1300 meters as a minature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with conical-ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several well developed distichous, imbricating, uppermost leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms on an axillary form the upper sheaths, spicate, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with several acicular bracts.

Synonyms Comparettia topoana (Dodson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #1 pg 12. 1998 Dodson DRAWING FIDE; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia topoana