Micropera thailandica (Seidenf. & Smitinand) Garay 1972


Photos by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Part Sun Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Thai Micropera

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 220 to 1000 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a glabrous stem enveloped by dark, rugose sheaths and carrying about 10, distichous, elliptic to oblong-linear, strong central midrib, unequally bilobed apically, constriction near apex, conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a racemose, 6.8 to 9.2" [17 to 23 cm] long overall, peduncle 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3, broadly triangular, obtuse, fleshy bracts, rachis 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Camarotis thailandica Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Camarotis thailandica Drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 67[1]:117 Kurzweil & Lwin 2015 drawing/photo fide;