Scelochilus williamsii Dodson 1989

Flower Closeup

Frontal View Photos by Mark Whitten


Common Name Williams' Scelochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in citrus trees in wet forests at elevations around 500 meters as a miniture sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with small, oval pseudobubls enveloped basally by several, disitichous, imbricating sheaths and carry an apical, single, narrowly linear , fleshy, obtuse, conduplicate leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on an axillary, slender, erect, to .8"[ 2 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through sheath axils of a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying the single, successive flowers all towards the apex.

Synonyms Comparettia williamsii [Dodson] Chase & NH Wms. 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 581 Dodson 1989 drawing ok does not mention pubescence; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia williamsii