Microcoelia macrantha (H.Perrier) Summerh. 1943

Photo by Vononarbgkey and The I Naturalist Website

Inflorescence

Photo by The Botanica Orchid Catalog

Part shadeHotWarmLATESpring THROUGH Fall

Common Name The Spotted Microcoelia

Flower Size .48" [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 in the late spring through fall 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 and carrying simultaneously opening, non-scented flowers.

Synonyms *Gussonea macrantha H.Perrier 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrrier 1939/81 as Gussonea macrantha drawing good; 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 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo fide;

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