Microchilus caucanus (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002 TYPE Drawing of Physurus caucanus by Schlechter and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full Shade Cold

Common Name The Cauca Microchilus [A department of southern Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a terete, glabrous, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, obliquely elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, strict, many sheathed, glandular-puberulent, peduncle to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis to 16" [40 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with suberect, lanceolate, acumminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes caucana (Schltr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus caucanus Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 70 Schlechter 1920 as Physurus caucanus ; Studies in the Orchidaceae Ames 1922 as Erythrodes caucana;