Microchilus sprucei (Garay) Ormerod 2002

TYPE Drawing by Garay

Common Name Spruce's Microchilus

Flower Size

Found in Chimborazo Ecuador as a medium sized terrestrial with rather fleshy, villose roots giving rise to a rhizomatous, ascending, loosely 4 to 5 spreading, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, gradually tapering below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, long pedunculate, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminatet, as long as to just shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying rather small flowers.

Synonyms *Erythrodes sprucei Garay 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Erythrodes sprucei drawing fide

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