Micropera mannii (Hook.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

Plant and Flowers

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Drawing by Copyright R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Hot Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Mann's Micropera

Flower Size .42 to .46" [6 to 7 mm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas in shady, warm, broadleafed forests at elevations of 330 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a branched stem carrying distichous, linear-oblong, keeled beneath, obtuse to subacute, minutely bifid apically, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a straight, glabrous, .8 to 3.4" [2 to 8.5 cm] long, laxly 8 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to apiculate floral bracts

Synonyms Camarotis mannii (Hook.f.) King & Pantll 1898; Camarotis obliquirostris C.S.P.Parish ex King & Pantl. 1898; *Sarcochilus mannii Hook.f. 1890; Thrixspermum mannii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Camarotis mannii drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide;

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