Microchilus paleaceus (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Straw-Like Microchilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in rain or cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with that blooms in the spring

Synonyms Erythrodes paleacea (Schltr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus paleaceus 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 paleaceus; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes paleacea; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as E major drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Erythrodes paleacea drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Erythrodes paleacea drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Erythrodes paleacea