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


Common Name The Sparres' Microchilus [Refers the original collectors of the species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia? and Ecuador in tropical and montane wet forests at elevations around 250 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a creeping then ascennding rhizome giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem carrying several spirally arranged, oblique, narrowly elliptic, tapering at both ends, acute to subacuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate vaginate base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, subdensely villose, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, cylindric, loosely many flowered inflorescence with a few remote sheaths and with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, sparsely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Erythrodes sparreorum Garay 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Erythrodes sparreorum drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 103 Dodson 1980 as Erythrodes sparreorum drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle del Cauca Vol 1 Kolanowski & Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide;