Microcoelia macrantha (H.Perrier) Summerh. 1943 Photo by The Botanica Orchid Catalog

Part shadeHotWarmLATESpring THROUGH Fall

Common Name The Spotted Microcoelia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Madagascar in rainforests near streams at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters on branches as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical roots blooming on up to 5 to 8, simultaneous, very short, rigid, upright to spreading, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with subacute to mucronate, sheathing, indistinctly 3 nerved basally, single nerved apically bracts arising in the late spring through fall and carrying simultaneously opening, non-scented flowers.

Synonyms *Gussonea macrantha H.Perrier 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrrier 1981; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide