Micropera proboscidea (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers Photos By Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Nose Like Micropera [refers to the column apex]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.9cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in lowlands at elevations below 600 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a branching, oval in cross-section stem carrying in two rows, strap-shaped, thick, fleshy, more or less bilobed and a spike in between apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a non-branching, angular, elongating to 10" [to 25 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Camarotis proboscidea (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1912; *Sarcanthus proboscideus J.J.Sm. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide