Isochilus aurantiacus Hamer & Garay 1981

Photo by Eric Hunt.

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Common Name The Yellow-Orange Isochilus

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in elfin and cloud forests at elevations of 300?, 1500 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with very slender stems widely spaced on the creeping rhizome enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying several, disitichous, narrowly linear-lanceolate, bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves with verrucose leaf sheaths and all on the upper half of the stem that blooms on a terminal, short, racemose, few [3 to 4] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem in the winter and then again in the late spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 784 Dodson 1982 drawing maybe; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 592 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #10 2007 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;