Microchilus xystophyllus (Rchb.f.) Ormerod 2002 Drawing of Erythrodes xystophyllus by Dunsterville and Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The ?Leaved Microchilus

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela Ecuador and Brazil in shady tropical wet forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem enveloped completely by leaf sheaths carrying spirally arranged, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, plain green, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, elongate, glabrous, to 5" [12.5 cm] long overall, rachis to 3" [7.5 cm] long, densely successivly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Erythrodes xystophylla (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; *Physurus xystophyllus Rchb.f. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1959 as Erythrodes xystophylla drawing fide;Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Erythrodes xystophylla drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 497 Dodson 1989 Drawing ok