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

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


Plants in this genus 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.


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.


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


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

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