Microchilus xystophyllus (Rchb.f.) Ormerod 2002 Drawing by Dunsterville and Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The ?Leaved Microchilus

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela Ecuador and Brazil in shady tropical wet forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem enveloped completely by leaf sheaths carrying spirally arranged, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, plain green, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, elongate, glabrous, to 5" [12.5 cm] long overall, rachis to 3" [7.5 cm] long, densely successivly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Erythrodes xystophylla (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; *Physurus xystophyllus Rchb.f. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1959 as Erythrodes xystophylla drawing fide;Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Erythrodes xystophylla drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 497 Dodson 1989 Drawing ok