Microcoelia perrieri (Finet) Summerh. 1943 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shade HotFallTHROUGHSpring

Common Name Perrier's Microcoelia [French Orchid Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in west and northwest Madagascar in woodlands and bush from sealevel to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a few to many simple to branched, flattened to rounded roots that blooms fall through spring on up to 40, simultaneous, adpressed to the stem, terete, smooth, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, to 26 flowered inflorescence with sheathing, ovate, acute to subacute, single nerved bracts .

Synonyms Angraecum perrieri (Finet) Schltr. 1913; Gussonea perrieri (Finet) Schltr. 1915; Rhaphidorhynchus perrieri Finet 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing hmm; African Orchids In the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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