Macroclinium manabinum (Dodson) Dodson 1984

Another Flower Closeup Photo by Stieffatre Philippe (France)

Inflorescence Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Franz Panholzer

Common Name The Manabi Macroclinium [refers to the province in Ecuador where the orchid occurs]

Flower Size .5" [1.2 cm]

Found in Western Ecuador near the coast in tropical dry forests at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with equitant, distichous, red-green, 7 to 10, obliquely-elliptic, somewhat falcate-incurved, acute, very conduplicate into the leaf bearing sheaths and blooms in the winter and spring on a 3" [7.5 cm] long, 11 to 17 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Notylia manabina Dodson 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 173 Dodson 1980 as Notylia manabina drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 photo ok

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