Microsaccus ampullaceus J.J.Sm. 1922

Plant and Flowers

Photos by James Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Vein Like Microsaccus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in podsol forests at elevtions of 1200 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, branching stem carrying obliquely oblong-triangular, acuminate, acute, shortly split above the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, very short, 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman 2001 as M aff ampullaceus; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae paret 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide;