Micropera sterrophylla (Schltr.) Garay 1972

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herrbaria Website

Part sun WarmCoolWinter Spring

Common Name The Rigid Leaved Micropera

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on roadside trees on branches with branching stems carrying rigid, strap shaped leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, upward curving, to 6" [40 cm] long, successively few, to 30 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Camarotis sterrophylla (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; *Saccolabium sterrophyllum Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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