Microcoelia konduensis (De Wild.) Summerh. 1943

Photo by Murielle Simo-Droissart ,

Fragrance Part ShadeHot Spring Fall

Common Name The Kondue Forest Microcoelia [A forest in southern Zaire]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Zaire and Uganda in rainforests, plantations and secondary forests on finer twigs and branches at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying many, slender, densely crowded, many branched, attached to the substrate, terete, smooth roots that blooms in the spring through fall on up to 15 simultaneous, descending, spreading, to 6" [15 cm] long, densely 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence with acute to subacuminate, basally to 5 nerved, apically single nerved sheathing bracts and carrying sickly-sweet scented flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum konduense De Wild. 1904; Gussonea konduensis (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006