Microcoelia perrieri (Finet) Summerh. 1943

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shade HotFallTHROUGHSpring

Common Name Perrier's Microcoelia [French Orchid Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in west and northwest Madagascar in woodlands and bush from sealevel to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a few to many simple to branched, flattened to rounded roots that blooms fall through spring on up to 40, simultaneous, adpressed to the stem, terete, smooth, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, to 26 flowered inflorescence with sheathing, ovate, acute to subacute, single nerved bracts .

Synonyms Angraecum perrieri (Finet) Schltr. 1913; Gussonea perrieri (Finet) Schltr. 1915; Rhaphidorhynchus perrieri Finet 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Gussonea perrieri; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing hmm; African Orchids In the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;