Scelochiloides acebeyae R.Vásquez & Dodson 2001 Photo by Hans-Gerhard Seeger

Drawing Drawing by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Acebeya's Scelochiloides [Bolivian discoverer of species]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with subcylindrical, sulcate, green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2, conduplicate, unequally sized, sheaths and carrying a coriaceous, subfleshy, elliptic, mucronate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, suberect, 1`.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers with a reddish interior to the lip.

Synonyms Comparettia acebeyae (R.Vásquez & Dodson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008; Neokoehleria acebeyae (R.Vásquez & Dodson) Senghas 2001; Scelochilus acebeyae (R.Vásquez & Dodson) Königer 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Revista Soc. Boliv. Bot. 3: 29. 2001 Vasquez & Dodson as Scelochiliodes acebeyae

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