Microchilus trifasciatus Ormerod 2002

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Three Tapes? Microchilus

Flower Size .36" [9 mm] long

Found in northern Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized [in flower], warm to cool growing terrestrial with a trailing, becoming erect, short stem carrying subrosulate, articulated, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, subpetiolate-clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, lightly sinuous, racemose, peduncle terete, glandular pubescent, to 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long, with 2 to 3, lanceolate, acuminate bracts, rachis 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, 4.8 to 6.6" [12 to 16.5 cm] long overall, successively several, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, glandular pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes preslii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001; Erythrodes selbyana Dodson 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 659 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Erythrodes preslii drawing fide

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