Microchilus erythrodoides (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002

Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and The Plant Illustrations Website


Photo by Leon Glicenstein


Common Name The Erythrodes-Like Microchilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 5, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5, acuminate, glandular-hairy bracts and erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Erythrodes erythrodoides (Schltr.) Ames 1922; Microchilus erythrodoides subsp. venadosae Ormerod 2008; *Physurus erythrodoides Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 70 Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as Physurus erythrodoides; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Erythrodes erythrodoides; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 100 Dodson 1980 as Erythrodes erythrodioides drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #3 2010 photo fide;