Micropera tibetica X.H.Jin & Y.J.Lai 2012

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE drawing by X.H.Jin & Y.J.Laiand The Wiley Online Library Website

Part shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Tibet Micropera

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Tibet in tropical evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, erect, leafy stem carrying distichous, lanceolate, jointed to the sheath, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later spring on a horizontal to drooping, opposite the leaves, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, with 3 to 5 sterile bracts, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with subtriangular floral bracts.

Similar to M mannii but differs in the creamy white flowers, a non twisted column, strongly oblique lateral sepals with an emarginated apex and the very small lateral lobes of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 687690, X.H.Jin & Y.J.Lai December 2012 photo/drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;