Epidendrum macroclinium Hágsater 1987 GROUP Physinga TYPE Photo by © Eric Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Another Flower Angle Photo © by Noble Bashor

Plant and Flower Photo © by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by WOODSTREAM ORCHID

Common Name The Large Clinandrium Epidendrum [the place where the pollina are attached to the column]

Flower Size 1/3" [8 mm]

Chiapas Mx., 457m elev., 12 km beyond the village of Palenque, epiphytic on lower trunk of large tree in humid forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters on the Atlantic slope from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama and is a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindric, compressed stems enveloped by leaf sheaths with fleshy, ovate to lanceolate, falcate, abaxially carinate, gray-green above, obtuse to acute, conduplicate below leaves that are subcordate at the base and blooms on a terminal, erect, 2 to 3 1/4" [5 to 8 cm] long, single successively flowered, somewhat fractiflex inflorescence lasting several seasons and occuring at most anytime of the year with flowers that are weakly fragrant at sunup.

The long inflorescence, occuring more than once a season, successively single flowered, a prominent clinandrium that is larger than the body of the column, with a dentate frimbriate margin distinguishes this species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 10 (2) Hagsater 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1526 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1159 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1325 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1353 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide