Microchilus austrobrasiliensis (Porsch) Ormerod 2002 Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade SummerFall

Common Name The Southern Brazil Microchilus

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil as a medium sized terrestrial with quasi rosulate, narrowly ovate, to ovate-lanceolate, acute, rounded base, shortly pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, many sheathed, 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis .6 to 1.6" [1.5 to 4 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, somewhat concave, pale green, linear-ligulate, long acuminate, glabrous to slightly puberulent floral bracts..

Synonyms Erythrodes austrobrasiliensis (Porsch) Pabst 1957; Physurus austrobrasiliensis Porsch 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XIL II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Physurus austrobrasiliensis drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes austrobrasilensis drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing fide