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Microcoelia

Microcoelia globulosa plate
Microcoelia globulosa plate from Southern African epiphytic orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Angraecinae
Alliance:
Genus: Microcoelia
Lindl. 1830
Type Species
Microcoelia exilis


Microcoelia abbreviated as Mcrcoel in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) of the Caribbean Sea comprising about 17 species

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Madagascar and tropical Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus has no leave and depend on photosynthetic roots.

CultureEdit

Grow in moderate light and with cool to warm temperatures. Plant is grown mounted on cork or tree fern fibers. Roots must be exposed to light to perform photosynthesis. Water regularly during growing season in the summer and reduce watering during the winter. Plant prefers high humidity.

NamingEdit

The plant is named after its sphere-like spur.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dicranotaenia Finet 1907
  2. Encheiridion Summerhayes 1943
  3. Gussonea A. Rich. 1828
  4. Gussonia Spreng. 1820[1821]

Species Edit

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