Aspidogyne steyermarkii Carnevali & Foldats 1989 SECTION Argentaea Garay

Drawing by Carnevali & Foldats

Full ShadeWarm LATER Summer

Common Name Julian's Microchilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela at the headwaters of the Rio Chicanan at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-mniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with basally rhizomatose and creeping, ascending to erect stem carrying 2 to 6, well spaces up the stem ,ovate to ovate-elliptic, deep olive-brown with red steaks on both sides of the midrib and with the same colored spots near the margin above, pale lavender with streaks and dots below, acute, rounded to truncate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, [4.5 to 11 cm] long, peduncle densely pubescent, laxly pauciflorus to pluriflorus, few to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers with white tepals and labellum.

Synonyms Erythrodes steyermarkii (Carnevali & Foldats) Carnevali & Dodson 1993; Microchilus julianii E.C.Smidt & M.W.Chase 2021

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 596 Carnevali & Foldats 1989 Drawing fide;

Lindleyana 8: 101 Carnevali & Dodson 1993;