Microcoelia macrorhynchia (Schltr.) Summerh. 1936

Plant and Flowers

Photos by V Droissart/G Kamden and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shadeCoolSummer

Common Name The Large Beaked Microcoelia

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]long

Found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Uganda and Zambia in riverine forests and dense high rainfall woodlands on twigs and small branches at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem giving rise to a few terete to slightly flattened, smooth roots with short, acute to acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved scale leaves that blooms in the summer on up to 5, terete, erect to pendent, to 4" [10 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum macrorhynchium Schltr. 1905; Angraecum marcrorrhynchium Schltr. 1900; Encheiridion macrorhynchium (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943; Gussonea macrorhynchia (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Encheridion macrorrhynchium drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Encheiridion macrorhynchum photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006