Macroclinium robustum Pupulin & Mora-Ret. 1997

Plant and Flowers Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Part Shade Warm cool Summer

Common Name The Robust Macroclinium

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1300 to 1850 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovate psuedobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 5, leaf-bearing sheaths with hyaline, scarious margins and carrying, rugose, compressed, acute leaves, the basal ones articulate to the sheaths that blooms in the summer on a lax, 3.45" [8.6 cm] long, 11 to 17 flowered inflorescence with 2 triangular, acute bracts and a single, triangular, acuminate floral bract. Distinguished from others by the longer inflorescence and the papillose-hirsute calli and from M ramonense by the long and stout claw of the lip..


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 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;