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Microcoelia sp.

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by gg68, Jan 4, 2012.

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  1. gg68

    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    aimg807.imageshack.us_img807_5217_microcoeliasp.jpg aimg42.imageshack.us_img42_8816_microcoeliasp2.jpg

    I thought it could be M.exilis, but the flowers are not exactly the same...
    The photo doesn't really show it, but the flowers are really little, less than 1mm...
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Wow, I can't help but love leafless species, they are so intriguing and this one is no exception. Great close up!
     
  3. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Cute! Before I read your text, I thought M. exilis too.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    In fact on M.exilis, petals and sepals are more round than on this one...maybe the same species but with variations, I don't know!!??
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Such a strange beauty! Love it.
     
  6. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I see that your inflorescences are much shorter than those of my Microcoelia exilis. It's worth keeping in mind that M. exilis comes from a large number of countries: DRC, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar, so it's conceivable that this species shows morphological differences across these locations.