Macroclinium confertum Pupulin 1996 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Fragrance Full shadeColdTo WarmSpringand Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Compressed Macroclinium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala as a cold to warm growing miniature fan- shaped, equitant epiphyte, with very small, egg-shaped, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by many leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, leaf that is erect basally but curved along the length and longitudinally conduplicate for its entire length carrying numerous pendulous 2 to 3" spikes emerge from between the obliquely spreading, distichous, imbricating leaves on the basal sheaths and are apically, densely packed with spidery 1" blooms, the fragrant [new car] flowers are crystalline rose pink heavily spotted with a darker pink, lip is pink, puts on a massive floral display in spring and summer

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo;Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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