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

Common Name The Canaliculate Microchilus [refers to the 2 parallel ridges on the lip being close together.

Flower Size

Found only in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia in humid forests in moss at elevations around 1430 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, terete, laxly leafy stem carrying 7 to 9, obliquely elliptic, subacuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a pubescent, 10 to 11.5" [25 to 28 cm] long overall, peduncle 10 to 11.5" [12.6 to 16 cm] long, rachis to 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 7 or more sheathing bracts, subdensely to densely many flowered inflorescence carrying externally pubescent flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 14(2): 119-121, f. 8A-G Ormerod 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle del Cauca Vol 1 Kolanowski & Szlachetko 2012 drawing ok;