Scelochilus tuerckheimii Schltr. 1911 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

to LATE THROUGH EARLY

Common Name Tuerckheim's Schelochilus [German Orchid Collector 20th Century]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico south to Costa Rica on tree trunks at elevations of 1600 to 2700 meteres as a miniature sized, cold to warm pendant growing epiphyte with small to miniscule, cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, large, distichous, imbricating, leafless sheaths carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, conduplicate basally and apically but flat in the middle leaf that blooms on a lateral, 4" [20 cm] long, racemose, several [5 to 6] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the axil of the basal sheath occuring in the spring through winter.

Synonyms Comparettia tuerkheimii [Schltr.] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1268 Dodson 1985 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 drawing; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia tuerkheimii

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