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Isochilus


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Alliance:
Genus: Isochilus
R. Brown 1813
Type Species
Isochilus linearis


Isochilus is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) with around 7 species.

Distribution[]

Plants in this genus are lowland epiphytes mainly found in Central America, from Cuba and Mexico to Argentina.

Description[]

Characteristics of this genus include slender canelike stems with narrow distichous flat leaves and small sessile tube flowers carried at the tip of the cane.

Culture[]

Plants should be grown in cool to warm temperature with bright light. Water about twice a week in the summer and reduce to once a week as winter approaches. Plants can be grown in a well drain coarse mixture of bark and perlite or mounted.

Naming[]

The genus is named after the similarities of the sepals, petals and lip

Synonyms[]

  1. Isochilos Sprengl. 1826
  2. Leptothrium Kth. 1815

Species[]

  • Isochilus alatus Schltr., 1912.
  • Isochilus aurantiacus Hamer & Garay in F.Hamer, 1981.
  • Isochilus bracteatus (Lex.) Espejo & López-Ferr., 2000.
  • Isochilus carnosiflorus Lindl., 1844.
  • Isochilus chiriquensis Schltr., 1922.
  • Isochilus langlassei Schltr., 1920.
  • Isochilus latibracteatus A.Rich. & Galeotti, 1845.
  • Isochilus linearis (Jacq.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton, 1813.
  • Isochilus major Cham. & Schltdl., 1831.
  • Isochilus pitalensis Hamer & Garay in F.Hamer, 1981.
  • Isochilus smithii H.G.Jones, 1975.
  • Isochilus unilateralis B.L.Rob., 1894.


References[]

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