Microsaccus canaliculatus J.J.Sm. 1920 Photo by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Channeled Microsaccus

Flower Size .18" [4.2 mm]

Found in western Sumatra on the crater wall of Lake Maninjau at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing, monopodial lithophyte with a long, branching, pendulous, thin, pale green stem carrying laterally flattened, imbricate, obliquely triangular, apically narrowed, shiny pale green, fleshy leaves and blooms on axillary, very short, 2 flowered inflorescence with small snow-white flowers held against the stem.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002