Macodes dendrophila Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Winter Summer

Common Name The Tree Loving Macodes

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to a terete, glandular-puberulous, basally leafy stem carrying about 4 to 6, erect-patent, greyish green with thin, silvery reticulate veining, subrosulate, elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on an erect, cylindrical, to 6" [15 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate, glandular-puberulous, twice the length of the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brown and the column and lip are white in front.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo