Microchilus calophyllus (Rchb.f.) Ormerod 2002 Photo by Teck H Hia

Deep shadeHotWarmFall Winter

Common Name The Beautiful Leafed Microchilus

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in forests among boulders and on steep slopes at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a leafy stem carrying ovate to elliptic-ovate to lanceolate ovate, shortly acuminate, speckled with pale spots, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 10 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes calophylla (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; Physurus calophyllus Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes calophylla; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes callophylla; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide