Isochilus latibracteatus A. Rich. 1845

Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss h Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

full shadewarm Cool Winter THROUGHSummer

Common Name The Wide Bracted Isochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 820 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying dark green, shorter thowards the apex, linear-lanceolate, gradually narrows below into the clasping base leaves and blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, racemose, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 112. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as I latibracteatus; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as I latibracteatus drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as I latibracteatus drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 786 Dodson 1982 as Isochilus latibracteatus drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018