Micropera fasciculata (Lindl.) Garay 1972 Photo by R G Tunstall and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol IV

Fragrance Part Sun Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Fasciculate Micropera - In Australia The Pale Dismal Orchid

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Queensland Australia in swamp forests and rainforests in exposed locations at elevations of 450 to 800 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall on an erect, lax, scaley pubescent, apically fractiflex, few to several flowered inflorescence with triangular, obtuse floral bracts and has wide opening non-resupinate, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Camarotis copelandii (F.M.Bailey) J.J.Sm. 1912; Camarotis keffordii (F.M.Bailey) J.J.Sm. 1912; Camarotis papuana (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Cleisostoma keffordii F.M.Bailey 1884; Gastrochilus fasciculatus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium copelandii F.M.Bailey 1907; *Saccolabium fasciculatum Lindl. 1843; Sarcanthus papuanus J.J.Sm. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Camarotis papuana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Camarotis keffordii; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as Camarotis papuana photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lowland orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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