Isochilus langlassei Schltr. 1920

Drawing by M A Lopez Rojas and Soto

Partial ShadeCool ColdSpring and again Fall

Common Name Langlasse's Isochilus [French Botansit Orchid Collector 1800's early 1900's] - In Mexico Sanguinaria or Tiko savi

Flower Size .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico in montane rainforests, evergrgeen cloud forests an d humid pine oak forests at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with a short, somewhat ascending rhizome giving rise t oerect, terete, leafy stems carrying 18 to 25, ascending, somewhat arching, distichous, linear to linear-lanceolate, , conspicuously bilobed apcially, sulcate above, inconspicuously carinate beneath, larest towards the middle leavs that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a terminal, sessile, dense, .68 to 1.6" [1.7 to 4 cm] long, successively 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying tubular-bell-shaped, rose colored flowers all facing in one direction and eventually all open at once.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Icones Orchidacearum 10 plate 1032 Soto 2008 Drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018