Comparettia coccinea Lindl. 1888 Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Website

Another Flower angle Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another View

Another View Photo by Amerigo Docha Neto

Common Name The Brick-Red Comparettia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, and Parana' states of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 390 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with oblong to spindle-shaped, slightly compressed, often red tinged pseduobulbs enveloped basally by ovate to triangular sheaths in youth and carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate to strap-shaped, coriaceous, oblique apically, gradually tapering towards the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, 6 to 9" [15 to 22 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered arching, occasionally branched inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb and holds the widely spaced flowers towards the apex

Synonyms Comparettia coccinea var. longicalcarata T.Hashim. 1986; Comparettia peruviana Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 5 1978 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 521 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 021 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as C peruviana drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Picdtoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005;

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