Scelochilus tungurahuae Dodson 1984 Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower?

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Milan Vágner

Inflorescence Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm ColdSpring

Common Name The Tungurahua Scelochilus [A volcano in central west Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte and blooms in the spring on an axillary, several flowered inflorescence

USE CAUTION The first photo is from Native Ecuadorian Orchids and is the only real reference that I have, as it is published by Dodson and he originally described the species, I have to assume that he knows what the species is so use it first, the other 2 photos do not jive at all.

Synonyms Comparettia tungurahuae [Dodson] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo not; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia tungurahuae photo fide