Microcoelia aurantiaca (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943 TYPE Drawing of Gussonea aurantiaca by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Orange Flowered Microcoelia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar as a very small, nearly stemless, leafless plant with roots giving rise to a densely clustered, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with semiamplexicaul, ovate-subobtuse floral bracts and carrying orange flowers

Synonyms *Gussonea aurantiaca Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Gussonea aurantiaca; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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