Micropera poilanei (Guillaumin) Garay 1972

Photo by Tuan Nguyen

Drawing of Camarotis poilanei

Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name Poilane's Micropera [French Collector of the type species 1900's] - In China Xiao Nang Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China and Vietnam on trees or on rocks in mixed forests at elevations around 200 to 600 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a climbing, elongate stem carrying many, linear, leathery, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a racemose, rachis to [24 cm] long, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with tiny floral bracts.

Synonyms Camarotis poilanei (Guillaumin) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965; *Sarcanthus poilanei Guillaumin 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Camarotis poilanei drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;