Micropera rostrata (Roxb.) N.P.Balakr. 1970

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Common Name The Beaked Micropera

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh and the eastern Himalayas as medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying distichous, oblong-linear, emarginate leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary to lateral, arching to 8" [to 20 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with fragrant flowers and needs a slight winter rest.

Synonyms *Aerides rostratum Roxb. 1824; Camarotis purpurea Lindl. 1833; Camarotis rostrata (Roxb.) Rchb.f. 1864; Micropera purpurea (Lindl.) Pradhan 1979; Sarcochilus purpureus (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Sarcochilus purpureus; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Camarotis purpurea; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 as Camarotis purpurea drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Camarotis rostrata; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988/photo drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;