Microcoelia exilis

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Microcoelia exilis (not my photo)

Code: MCRCOEL.0x0000 (2010-03-14), MCRCOEL.0x0001 (2010-03-14)

Common Name: The Thin-Leafed Microcoelia
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: hot to cool
Blooms: late autumn to spring
Flower Size: 1 to 2mm
Synonyms: Angraecum chiloschistae Rchb. f. 1847; Epidorchis exilis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Gussonea chiloschistae (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; Gussonea exilis (Lindl.) Ridl. 1885; Mystacidium exile (Lindl.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; Rhaphidorhynchus chiloschistae (Rchb.f.) Finet 1907

Found in Natal South Africa, Swaziland, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia on trees in riverine forests and coastal forests often in the smallest branches almost hanging free at elevations around 500 to 2000 metres as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, leafless epiphyte with short stems carrying many silvery gray green roots that blooms on several (2 to 5), axillary, thin, arching, 2 to 13cm long racemose many (15 to 20) flowered inflorescence occurring in nature in autumn to spring.


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