Microchilus bimentatus (Dressler) Ormerod 2004

Photo by © Kerry Dressler

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © V. J. Dryer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Two Mentum Microchilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary forests at elevations around 1600 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with several, along the bottom half of the stem, elliptic, short acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with tubular bracts and lanceolate, to elliptic-lanceolate, crisped puberulent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Erythrodes bimentata Dressler 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 255-257, f. 1. 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 #10 2003 as Erythrodes bimentata photo fide; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes bimentata; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide