Micropera utriculosa (Ames) Garay 1972 Photo by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Sun Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Paradoxical Mediocalcar

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Moluccas, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, the Philippines, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji, Samoa, the Caroline Islands and Vanuatu in montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying leathery, gracefully arising, oblong-linear, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer on an opposite the leaves, erect, 6 to 12, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms *Camarotis utriculosa Ames 1915; Sarcanthus utriculosus (Ames) L.O.Williams 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Sarcanthus utriculousus; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as Sarcanthus utriculosus drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;