Macradenia paraensis Barb.Rodr. 1877 Photos by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Dissection drawing Drawing by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Parana Macradenia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northeastern Bolivia and Parana Brazil in subtropical wet forests as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid with fusiform, aggregate, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrow, green, shortly conduplicate,lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, pendulous, dark maroon, racemose, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, 9 to many flowered inflorescence carrying showy flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 351 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide

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