Macradenia rubescens Barb. Rodr. 1877 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Berstrom Orchids

Common Name or Meaning The Reddish Macradenia

Flower Size

Found in Peru and the Amazonas and Para' states of Brazil in hot humid lowlands at elevations around 70 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with slightly curved, narrowly linear-oblong pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating, close-fitting sheaths and carrying oblong-lanceolate, leathery, acute leaves thqat are conduplicate below to form a short, narrow petiole-like stem that blooms in the winter on a 3 1/2 to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, slightly flexuous, slightly fractiflex, basal inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo no = M lutescens

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