Microchilus minor C.Presl 1827

Drawing by Presley and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade

Common Name The Least Microchilus

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Peru in montane forests as a small sized, epiphyte with an erect, pubescent, basally leafy stem carrying about 3, approximate, elliptic to oval, acute to acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that booms on a linear-cylindric, rachis glabrous, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence carrying minute, nodding flowers.

Synonyms Erythrodes minor (C.Presl) Ames 1922; Physurus minor (C.Presl) Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes minor; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes minor;

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