Microchilus zeuxinoides (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002 TYPE Drawing as Physurus zeuxinoides by Schlechter and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full Shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Zeuxine-Like Microchilus [refers to its being similar to another Terrestrial Orchid Genus found in the old world]

Flower Size

Found in the department of Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a strict to substrict, terete, glabrous, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, obliquely ovate-elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, subrotund and cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an strict, terminal, strict, many sheathed, glandular-puberulent, peduncle 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, subsecund, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with suberect, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes zeuxinoides (Schltr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus zeuxinoides Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 74 Schlechter 1920 as Physurus zeuxinoides; Studies in the Orchidaceae Ames 1922 as Erythrodes zeuxinoides;