Macroclinium dalstroemii Dodson 1984

Plant and Flowers Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Deep ShadeHotWarmWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Dalstroem's Macroclinium [Swedish Botanist and Illustrator current]

Flower Size .1" [3 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador in wet lower montane forests at elevations around 450 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an ovoid pseudobulb enveloped by distichous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying conduplicate, obliquely ovate, acute leaves covered with red-green pustules, that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, capitate, few to several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 938 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 drawing/photo ok