Microchilus weberianus (Garay) Ormerod 2002 Drawing by Lisa Megahee and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Weber's Microchilus [original collector of species in Galapogos Islands]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in shady tropical wet forests at elevations around 220 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping then ascending rhizome giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely by leaf sheaths carrying spirally arranged, ovate, acute to acuminate, plain green, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on an erect, terminal, elongate, glabrous, to 6.4" [16 cm] long overall, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, densely successivly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Erythrodes weberiana Garay 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala & Belize Ames & Correl 1985 drawing not!; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1221 Hamer 1985 as Erythrodes vesciferum drawing fide;