Microcoelia ornithocephala P.J.Cribb 1985

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Isabel La Croix and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeHotWarm LATE Spring

Common Name The Bird's Head Microcoelia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Malawi in dry deciduous forests at elevations of 480 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem giving rise to green with white pneumophores, flattened with a slight ridge on top, tightly clinging roots that blooms in the late spring on 1 to 4, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, zigzag, 5 to 17 flowered inflorescence with blackish bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide;

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