Microcoelia aurantiaca (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943 TYPE Drawing 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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