!Microsaccus javensis Blume 1825

Plant and Flower Photos by Dian Rahardjo ,

Common Name The Java Microsaccus

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Malaysia and Java as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters in forests with a pendant stem carrying narrowly lanceolate, very acute, spaced leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, axillary, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

This species is most easily distinguished from other species in Java as the acute leaves do not overlap at the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae paret 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide;