Microchilus erythrodoides (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Plant Illustrations Website


Common Name The Erythrodes-Like Microchilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 5, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5, acuminate, glandular-hairy bracts and erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Erythrodes erythrodoides (Schltr.) Ames 1922; Microchilus erythrodoides subsp. venadosae Ormerod 2008; *Physurus erythrodoides Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 70 Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as Physurus erythrodoides; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Erythrodes erythrodoides; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 100 Dodson 1980 as Erythrodes erythrodioides drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide;