Microchilus epiphyticus (Dressler) Ormerod 2002

TYPE Photo of Erythrodes epiphytica by © Dressler and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Epiphytic Microchilus

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with several, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrow tubular bracts and lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Erythrodes epiphytica Dressler 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 257, photo (p. 258). 1993 as Erythrodes epiphytica drawing fide; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes epiphytica; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide