Macodes cominsii (Rolfe) Rolfe 1911 TYPE Drawing by Lewis & Cribb 1991

Deep Shade Hot

Common Name Comins' Macodes [English Doctor and Educator, original collector of the type mid 1800 to early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon islands in rainforests at elevations of 140 to 530 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short succulent stem carrying 3 to 4 basal, elliptic-subcircular, obtuse to apiculate, undulate margins, olive green with pale green veins, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a termional, erect, succulent, peduncle 3.2 to 18.8 " [47 cm] long, pubescent wqith red brown hairs, laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate, shorter than the ovary red floral bracts and carryingn non-resupinate, asymetric, wide opening, reddish bronze flowers with white petals, lip and column and a dull orange spur.

Synonyms Pseudomacodes cominsii Rolfe 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo;