Isochilus latibracteatus A. Rich. 1845 Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orhcid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

full shadewarm Cool Winter THROUGHSummer

Common Name The Wide Bracted Isochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 820 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying dark green, shorter thowards the apex, linear-lanceolate, gradually narrows below into the clasping base leaves and blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, racemose, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 112. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as I latibracteatus; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as I latibracteatus drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as I latibracteatus drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 786 Dodson 1982 as Isochilus latibracteatus drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo good