Comparettia splendens Schltr. 1922 Photo by Tuang Luong and His Terra Gallery Website

Another Flower Photo by White Oak Orchids

Part shade Warm Cool LATESummer

Common Name The Outstanding Comparettia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia near La Paz at elevations around 750 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with closely spaced, cylindrical, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer on a basal, 18" [45 cm] long, rigid, erect, paniculate inflorescence with 4" [10 cm] long branches carrying 10 to 15 flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten V Bolivia Schlechter 1922; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #4 1999 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Of Miced and Men Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing pg 65 not = O macroplectron; Of Mice and Men Part 1 Jenny 2015 type drawing fide;