Macroclinium lineare (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Dodson 1984 Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz

Part shadeWarmSummer

Common Name The Linear Leaf Macroclinium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica to Panama on trunks of small trees in moss at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters as a super-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with 5 equitant, spreading, semi-elliptic to linear-oblong, congested, fleshy, acute, imbricating leaves and leaf sheaths that blooms in the summer on an axillary, 1.6" [4 cm] long, slender, flexuous, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Notylia linearis Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Sched. Orch. 8: 72. 1925. as Notylia linearis; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum. plate 938. Dodson 1984 [M dalstromii]; Flora Costa Ricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae Atwood & Retana 1999

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