Microsaccus wenzelii Ames 1915

Flower Closeup Photos by Milan Vagner.

Fragrant Full shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name Wenzel's Microsaccus [original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in the Philippines on mossy trees at elevations of 60 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, apical half leafy stem carrying 2 ranked, non-petiolate, flattened, leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, axillary, single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo