Microchilus oroensis (Dodson) Ormerod 2007 Drawing by Ormerod and The Harvard Papers in Botany Website

Common Name The El Oro Microchilus [A Province of Ecuador]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations arounds 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a recumbent becoming erect, occasionally branched stem carrying 5 to 7, ellipticacuminate, cuneate below into the canaliculate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, 3 to 4 loosely adpressed sheaths, mnany flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Erythrodes oroensis Dodson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 19: 147 Dodson 1994 as Erythrodes oroensis drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Erythrodes oroensis drawing fide;

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