Micropera obtusa (Lindl.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951

Plant and Flower Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Obtuse Micropera

Flower Size .65" [1.8 cm]

Found in northeastern India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand in tropical valleys and subtropical terai forests at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by striate, tubular-adpressed leaf bearing sheaths and carrying several, linear-oblong, slightly and obliquely bifid apically, sessile, jointed leaves and blooms in the late spring and early summer on a lateral, laxly successively 10 to 15 flowered, racemose, to 6" [to 15 cm] long inflorescence

Synonyms *Camarotis obtusa Lindl.1844; Sarcochilus obtusus (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Camarotis obtusa drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Camarotis obtusa drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 photo; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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