Microcoelia konduensis (De Wild.) Summerh. 1943 Photo by Simo M ,

Fragrance Part ShadeHot Spring Fall

Common Name The Kondue Forest Microcoelia [A forest in southern Zaire]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Zaire and Uganda in rainforests, plantations and secondary forests on finer twigs and branches at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying many, slender, densely crowded, many branched, attached to the substrate, terete, smooth roots that blooms in the spring through fall on up to 15 simultaneous, descending, spreading, to 6" [15 cm] long, densely 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence with acute to subacuminate, basally to 5 nerved, apically single nerved sheathing bracts and carrying sickly-sweet scented flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum konduense De Wild. 1904; Gussonea konduensis (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986;

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