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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to Philippines.

[A-EM]
General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Stem up to 20 cm long, often curved, simple or branching, leafy, rooting at base. Leaves laterally flattened, distichously arranged, usually imbricate at base. Inflorescences arising from leaf axils, one- or two-flowered, often borne opposite one another; floral bracts linear and ovate. Flowers white, fleshy. Sepals and petals usually not widely spreading. Sepals usually free, laterals sometimes joined at base to and decurrent along spur. Petals free. Labellum firmly adnate to base of column, entire, emarginate or slightly bilobed, ecallose, pitcher-shaped and quadrangular in outline, oblong, spurred; spur globose or narrow and shallowly conical, sometimes transversely compressed, ecallose. Column foot absent; pollinia four, equal, stipe linear-clavate, 1.5–3.0 times the diameter of the pollinia, viscidium narrowly elliptic.

Distribution

Microsaccus includes 13 species collectively distributed from Burma to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Ecology

Species are epiphytes in forests, open deciduous and evergreen swamp forests from 0 to 2000 m.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Microsaccus; it is rare in cultivation.

Native to:

Borneo, Cambodia, Jawa, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Microsaccus Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [765], Papua New Guinea 32830.000
Lamb, A. [AL58/83], Sabah 72969.000

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 367 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0