Blunt-Lip Micropera
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Blunt-Lip Micropera
P Native Photo: Jambey Tsering
Common name: Blunt-Lip Micropera
Botanical name: Micropera obtusa    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Camarotis obtusa, Sarcochilus obtusus

Blunt-Lip Micropera is a small sized, tree-dwelling orchid with an erect stem enveloped completely by striped, tubular-adpressed leaf bearing sheaths and carrying several, linear-oblong, slightly and obliquely bifid apically, stalkless, jointed leaves. The plant blooms in the late spring and early summer on a lateral, laxly successively 10-15 flowered raceme, up to 15 cm long. Flowers are about 1.8 cm, dull dirty rose-colored, with a yellow lip, which is slipper-shaped. The little lobe at the end of the lip is fleshy, slightly 3-lobed, and furnished with a singular 2-lobed channeled appendage. Sepals and petals are linear-oblong, blunt. The columns is twisted half round. Blunt-Lip Micropera is found from Central Himalaya to Thailand.

Identification credit: Jambey Tsering Photographed in Sessa, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh.

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