Scelochilus tungurahuae Dodson 1984

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Milan Vágner

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm ColdSpring

Common Name The Tungurahua Scelochilus [A volcano in central west Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte and blooms in the spring on an axillary, several flowered inflorescence USE CAUTION This one does not jive with the only real reference that I have and so I am very unsure of this determination

Synonyms Comparettia tungurahuae [Dodson] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo not; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo as Comparettia tungurahuae

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