Psilochilus mollis Garay 1978 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Full shade WarmCool

Common Name The Soft-Leaved Psilochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to an ercet , leafless below, 2 to 4 leaves above, glabrous stem carrying, thin, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, basally sub-cuneate to rounded, petiolate base leaves tha blooms on a short, few flowered inflorescence nwith ovate-lanceolate, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying successively opening flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 47 Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide;