Isochilus alatus Schltr.1912

Photo by Eduardo A. Pérez García Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales Facultad de Ciencias Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Microplanta web Page

Common Name The Winged Isochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations around 800 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, arcuate, terete below, compressed above stem enveloped by sheaths and carrying distichous, oblong, obtuse, emarginate, dark green suffused with purple, slightly coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, short, descending, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Isochilus major var. alatus (Schltr.) Correll 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol II Hamer 1974 drawing/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 1030 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018