Omoea micrantha Blume 1825 Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Plant Illustrations Website

Partial Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Omoea

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters high up on twigs as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with horizontal and then pendulous as they lengthen, branching stems carrying 2 rows of curved, linear, obtuse, canaliculate, thick, fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, very short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes and carrying thick, fleshy flowers

Synonyms Gastrochilus micranthus (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium micranthum (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium micranthum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Omaea micrantha; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988drawing/photo good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok

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