Microcoelia bulbocalcarata L.Jonss. 1981

Photo by Jacob U. Knecht and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeCool LATE SummerFall

Common Name The Bulb-Shaped Spur Microcoelia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Gabon, Rwanda and Uganda in dense forest understories on trees and shrubs at elevations of 1680 to 1950 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem with a few long, loosely attached, pendulous, sparsely branching roots and no leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on up to 4 simultaneously, 1" [2.5 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation Lacroix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide;