Macroclinium aurorae Dodson 1989 Photo courtesy of Woon Leng Nursery Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Brian A. O'Brien Copyright


Common Name Aurora's Macroclinium [Mrs Aurora Bennett, Orchid enthusiast in Peru current]

Flower Size

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 750 meters as a super-mini sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very small, inconspicuous pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 3 to 4, distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost 2, leaf bearing and carrying a single, apical, thickened, lanceolate, acute leaf that is somewhat "U" shaped in crossection and has wrinkled, garnet-red, raised network on sunken green background and blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary, erect, slender, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, racemsoe inflorescence arising on a recently matured pseudobulb and carrying the several [9 to 15] flowers in an apical crowded sphere of flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 097 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok