Microcoelia bulbocalcarata L.Jonss. 1981 Photo by Jacob U. Knecht and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeCool

Common Name The Bulb-Shaped Spur Microcoelia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Gabon, Rwanda and Uganda in dense forest understories on trees and shrubs at elevations of 1680 to 1950 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem with a few roots and no leaves that blooms on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation Lacroix 1997;