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

Another Flower Photo by White Oak Orchids

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Outstanding Comparettia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia near La Paz at elevations around 750 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 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 Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;