Microchilus dryanderae Ormerod 2009 TYPE Drawing by Paul Ormerod and The Notulae Goodyerinae IV, Taiwania Website


Common Name Mrs. Dryander's Microchilus [American Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Valle Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, terete stem carrying 4, obliquely ovate-lanceolate , subacuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, pubescent, 20.6" [51.5 cm] long overall, peduncle to 9.8" [24.5 cm] long, stout, 7 bracted, rachis to 10.8" [to 27 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *TAIWANIA, 54(1): 45-51 Ormerod 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle del Cauca Vol 1 Kolanowski & Szlachetko 2012 drawing fie;