Scelochilus jamiesonii Lindl. & Paxton 1852

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Common Name Jamieson's Scelochilus

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem completely enveloped by imbricate leafless and leafbearing sheaths each carrying a single, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below to the articulate base leaf and blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, 4" [10 cm] lojng, several flowered, racmose inflorescence with successive opening flowers

Synonyms Scelochilus pichinchae Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Icones Planteraum Tropicarum Plate 293 Dodson 1980 as S jamesonii drawing not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 295 Dodson 1980 as S pinchinchae drawing not; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as S jamesonii drawing not;