Scelochilus portillae Königer 1997 Photo by © The Ecuagenera Website

Inflorescence Photo by © Eric Hunt Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Common Name Portilla's Schelochilus [Ecuador Orchid Enthusiast 20th Century]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with somewhat cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several , thin, dry, dixtichous, imbricating, leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, leathery, more or less conduplicate, keeled dorsally, acute, narrows below into the petiole-like base that blooms on a basal, slender, to 2.4" [6 cm]long, racemose, to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the basal leaf sheath..

Synonyms Comparettia portillae [Koniger] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia portillae

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