Microchilus aspidogynoides Ormerod 2009 TYPE Drawing by Ormerod and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Asdpidogyne-Like Microchilus

Flower Size

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia in humid forests at elevations around 200 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, terete, leafy stem carrying 5, obliquely oblong to oblong-elliptic, subacuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a pubescent, to 14.8" [35.2 cm] long overall, peduncle to 7.48" [18.7 cm] long, rachis to 7" [17.5 cm] long, 7 or more sheathing bracts, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying externally pubescent flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 14(2): 118-119, f. 5A-G. Ormerod 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle del Cauca Vol 1 Kolanowski & Szlachetko 2012 drawing ok;