Microcoelia cornuta (Ridl.) Carlsward 2006 Photo by Jacob U. Knecht and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Patrick Henschke

Flower Closeup Photo by Elisabeth Kerschbaum of Austria


Common Name The Horned Microcoelia

Flower Size .1 to .2" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in the Comoros and northwestern Madagascar in humid montane forests at elevations of sea level to 300 meters on twigs and branches with an elongate stem giving rise to roots all along and blooms in the spring on a 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, 4 to 20 flowered inflorescence with small, obtuse floral bracts

Synonyms *Angraecum cornutum Rchb. f. 1885; Angraecum cyclochilum Schltr. 1906; Gussonea cornuta (Rchb. f.) Ridl. 1885; Gussonea cyclochila (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915; Rhaphidorhynchus cornutus (Rchb. f.) Finet 1907; Solenangis cornuta (Rchb. f.) Summerh. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006