(pronounced: mye-KROP-er-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and pera, meaning sac, referring to the small saccate spur.


A genus of 17 species distributed from northeast India to New Guinea. The genus has been referred to as Camarotis for most of its history in both botany and horticulture.

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Christenson, E. A. 1985. Sarcanthine genera 3: Micropera Lindl. with a note on Loxoma Garay and Smithsonia Saldanha. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 54(8):955-959.

Cootes, J. 1999. Micropera utriculosa (Ames) Garay. Orchids Austral. 11(4):47.