!Xerorchis amazonica Schltr. 1912Drawing courtesy of Iptek Net Website

Common Name The Amazon Xerorchis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Surinam, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru as a small sized, terrestrial orchid with an erect, thin, branching stem carrying narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms on several, lateral, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem from the leaf axils.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide