Macroclinium paniculatum (Ames & C. Schweinf.) Dodson 1984

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot Winter Spring

Common Name The Paniculate Macroclinium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 600 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a fan of leaves around a inconspicuous sub-orbicular, compressed, sulcate pseudobulb enveloped basally by 4 scarious leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, densely rugose, conduplicate, compressed, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves articulate to the imbricate leafbearing sheaths that blooms in the winter through spring on a sub-umbellate, surpassing the leaves, racemose to successively paniculate, each successive sub-umbellate branch carrying a few flowers, to 1.4" [to 4 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Notylia paniculata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones. Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 938. Dodson 1984 [M dalestromii]; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1033 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; 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;