Schlimmia condorana Dodson 1989 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The High Elevation Schlimmia

Flower Size 1 3/8" [4 cm]

This species is found in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters and is a rare, small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial that is part of the Stanhopinae with pyriform, striate pseudobulbs subtended by distichous, imbricating nonfoliaceous sheaths with a single, broadly elliptic, petiolate leaf that is prominently veined on the underside that has a pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and subtended by inflated tubular bracts, with a few [3 to 8], medium sized, successively opening flowers that have a fragrance of stale mint.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 582 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo not = S alpina;