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

Full Shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Long Inflorescence Microchilus

Flower Size

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, substrict, terete, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 6 to 7, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, strict, few sheathed, glandular-pilose, peduncle to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with suberect, lanceolate, acumminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes dolichostachya (Schltr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus dolichostachys Schltr. 1920

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