!Micropera pallida (Roxb.) Lindley 1832

Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Part sunWarmTo HotSpring

Common Name The Pale Micropera

Flower Size 1/3" [6 mm]

Found in Assam India, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in swamp forests at elevations around sea-level to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an stout, robust stem carrying ligulate, spreading, coriaceous, unequally roundly, bilobed apically, keeled on the underside leaves that blooms in the spring on a short to 3' [90 cm] long, axillary, paniculate, loosely, successively many flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves with elliptic-lanceolate floral bracts.

This species grows from sea level to about 1000 meters in open forest or in other high light situations like road cuts. High humidity is also required. It can often be found growing in darker places, but without high light it will not flower.

Synonyms *Aerides pallidum Roxb. 1832; Aerides pallidum Lindl 1830-40; Camarotis apiculata Rchb. f. 1857; Camarotis pallida [Roxb.]Lindl. 1859; Camarotis poilanei (Guillaumin) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965; Dendrocolla apiculata (Rchb.f.) Zoll. ex Rchb.f. 1857; Micropera apiculata (Rchb. f.) Garay 1972 ; Micropera poilanei (Guillaumin) Garay 1972; Saccolabium saxicolum Ridl 1893 Sarcanthus apiculatus (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1905 ; Sarcanthus poilanei Guillaumin 1930; Sarcanthus thorelii Guillaumin 1930; Sarcanthus tricolor Rchb. f. 1855; Sarcochilus cochinchinensis G.Nicholson 1886; Sarcochilus roxburghii Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Sarcanthus tricolor; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Camarotis apiculata; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Sarcanthus roxburghii; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcanthus apiculata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Sarcanthus apiculata drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Camarotis apiculata drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Camarotis apicualta drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Camarotis poilanei drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 as M apiculata Photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 as M apiculata drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fok; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of The Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo = M fuscolutea; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide