Leochilus johnstonii Ames & Correll 1943 Photo by Iracema and Infojardin Blog

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Common Name Johnston's Leochilus [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 1380 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with very small, slighly compressed ovoid pseudobulbs partially enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, canaliculate, abruptly attenuate below into the short, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that bloms in the fall through winter on an axillary, 1.2" [3 cm] long, to 3 flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate, acuminate floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing ok/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1226 Hamer 1985 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997;

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