Micropera poilanei (Guillaumin) Garay 1972 Photo by Tuan Nguyen

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name Poilane's Micropera - In China Xiao Nang Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China and Vietnam on trees or on rocks in mixed forests at elevations around 200 to 600 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a climbing, elongate stem carrying many, linear, leathery, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a racemose, rachis to [24 cm] long, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with tiny floral bracts.

Synonyms Camarotis poilanei (Guillaumin) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965; *Sarcanthus poilanei Guillaumin 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Camarotis poilanei drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;