Macroclinium ramonense (Schltr.) Dodson 1984 Photos by Lois Cinert

Deep ShadeWarmSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Santiago de San Ramone Macroclinium [A town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in moist evergreen forests at elevations around 950 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with obovate-ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 5, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, rugulose, conduplicate, laterally flattened, ligulate-lanceolate, subfalcate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendant, racemose, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, many [to 30] flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute bracts and a lanceolate, acuminate, spreading floral bract..

Synonyms *Notylia ramonensis Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 250. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Notylia ramonense; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 939 Dodson 1984 [M hirtzii]; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo