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Isochilus linearis, illustration
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Ponerinae
Genus: Isochilus

Isochilus is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) with 13 recognized [1] species. They are lowland epiphytes mainly found in Central America, from Cuba and Mexico to Argentina.


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.


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