Macroclinium allenorum Dressler & Pupulin 1996 Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Full shadeHotTo Winter

Common Name or Meaning Allen's Macroclinium [American Orchidist in Central America 20th cen and origional collector]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in wet premontane forests at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters as a super-mini, hot growing epiphyte with inconspicuous, flattened, pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several, disitichous, imbricating leaf bearing sheaths carring a single apical, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaf that tapers below to a narrow base that blooms in the winter on an occasionally branching, .6 to 4.3" [1.5 to 11cm] long, axillary, racemose, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the flowers mostly clustered towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Lindleyana 11: 34. 1996; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;