Leochilus inconspicuus (Kraenzl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

Plant and Flowers Photos by Wilson Botanical Garden Website


Common Name The Inconspicuous Leochilus

Flower Size tiny

Found in Costa Rica in low elevation cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing twig epiphyte with a large suborbicular to elliptic-ovoid, rugose with age pseudobulb subtended by 1 to 2, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single apical, coriaceous, carinate, elliptic to lanceolate, conduplicate, usually bilobed apically, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to 2, lateral, descending, branched, 2,4 to 8" [6 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Hybochilus inconspicuus (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Leochilus parviflorus Standl. & L.O.Williams 1951; *Rodriguezia inconspicua Kraenzl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as Hybochilus inconspicuous drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Hybochilus inconspicuus photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008