Microcoelia microglossa Summerh. 1936

Plant and Flowers Photos by M. Simo and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shadeHotWarmFallWinter

Common Name The Small Tongued Microcoelia

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Zaire and Uganda in dense rainforest on understory trees and bushes at elevations of 470 to 1070 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stem carrying twisting, few branching, terete, smooth roots and acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved, scale leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on up to 4, erect, terete, smooth spreading to 2" [5 cm] long, each to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide