!Microterangis hariotiana (Kraenzl.) Senghas 1985

Photo by Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids.

Plant and Flower

Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part sunHotTo WarmSpring

Common Name Hariot's Microterangis [French Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in the Comoros Islands at elevations of sealevel to 750 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 7 obovate-oblong , unequally obtuse and bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring with numerous pendant, 8" [20 cm] long racemes of many densly packed, alternate, miniature flowers.

Synonyms Chamaeangis hariotiana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1915; *Mystacidium hariotianum Kraenzl. 1897; Saccolabium hariotianum (Kraenzl.) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Angraecum hildebrandtii; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Chamaengis hariotiana drawing good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo fide;