Schlimia jennyana Lückel 1990 Photo by © Menzes and The Orchid Society Of Great Britain Website

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name Jenny's Schlimmia [Swiss Botanist and Orchidist current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations around 1450 meters as a small sized, cool growing caespitose terrestrials with pyriform, lightly sulcate pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by scarious, evenescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceoalte, obtuse, plicate, narrwoing below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a pendent, 2.8" [7 cm] long, 4 to 6 flwoered inflroescence with loose, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying flowers with waxy white, semitransluscent sepals with pale purple spots on the lateral sepals, the white petals, the dark yellow lip with short basal, purple lines and a purple spot on the apex of each lateral lobe and a pale green column.

Differs from S alpina by the oblanceolate dorsal sepal, the sinuate lateral margins of the lateral sepals, the semielliptic lateral lobes of the lip and the clawed lanceolate midlobe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 569 Bennett & Chrsitenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999;