Comparettia pulchella Schltr. 1920 Drawing by Schlechter and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name The Beautiful Comparettia

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on a thin, pendent, aruate-decurved, peduncle 6.4 to 10" [16 to 25 cm] long, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with patent, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 185 Schlechter 1920