Microchilus glacensis (Dod) Ormerod 2002

TYPE Drawing of Erythrodes glacensis by Donald Dod


Common Name The Glace River Microchilus

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Haiti in montane primary forests at elevations around 850 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a stem-like, decumbent to ascending rhizome carrying 6 to 10, light green, ovate, acute, slightly oblique, somewhat reticulate, membraneous, medially sulcate above, carinate beneath, well spaced below becoming imbricate above, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, 4 to 6.6" [10 to 16.5 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to M hirtellus with its small flowers, but differs in floral structure." Dod 1993


Synonyms *Erythrodes glacensis Dod 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 7: 158 Dod 1993 as Erythrodes glacensis drawing fide;