Xerorchis trichorhiza (Kraenzl.) Garay 1956 Photo by Gunther Gerlach/Inset photo by Gustavo Romero

Deep Shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Hair Like Root Xerorchis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations around sea level to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with soft roots, erect cane-like stems carrying flat, distichous, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, plicate leaves decreasing above in size into the floral bracts that blooms on axillary, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Epidendrum trichorhizum Kraenzl. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 drawing good/photo plant only; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo/drawing fide;