Isochilus carnosiflorus Lindl. 1844


Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

full shadeHot CoolFallWinter

Common Name The Fleshy Flowered Isochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sealevel to 1900 meters as a minaiture to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thin stems completely enveloped by leaf bearing tubular acuminate sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, obliquely retuse apically, gradually narrows below into the clasping base and blooms on a terminal, few flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Isochilus crassiflorus A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Isochilus linearis var. carnosiflorus (Lindl.) Correll 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 785 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018