Micropera philippinensis (Lindl.) Garay 1972 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photos courtesy of Jim Cootes, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot WarmFall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Philippine Micropera

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations up to 850 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with upright stems carrying several, very leathery, 2 ranked, alternate, unequally notched apically leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, to 6'8" [200 cm] long, axillary, to 20 loosely flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Camarotis philippinensis Lindl. 1858; Gastrochilus bifidus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium bifidum Lindl. 1838; Sarcanthus bifidus (Lindl.) Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Camarotis philippinensis photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Nativer Orchid Species cootes 2011 photo Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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