Microchilus ecuadorensis (Garay) Ormerod 2002 Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Ecuadorian Microchilus

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador in tropical wet forests at elevations around 220 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to an ascending then erect, glabrous stem carrying 3 to 5, obliquely oblanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, gradually tapering below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms throughout the year on a terminal, erect, pilose, peduncle to 8" [20 cm] long, rachis to 10" [25 cm] long, cylindric, loosely to subdensely many flowered inflorescence with a few sheaths and ovate lanceolate, acuminate, pilose floral bracts.

Synonyms *Erythrodes ecuadorensis Garay 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Erythrodes ecuadorensis drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 099 Dodson 1980 as Erythrodes ecuadorensis drawing fide;