Macradenia multiflora (Kraenzl.) Cogn. 1904

Inflorescence Photo by Egon Kogsgaard

Side View of Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Multiflowered Macradenia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A cool to warm growing, medium sized, Brazilian epiphyte with narrowly oblong-conical, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulb carrying 2, erect-spreading, membraneous, narrowly ligulate-lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, long attenuate below leaves that blooms in the summer through the fall on a pendant, 8" [20 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers and is an evergreen species that requires even water and fertilizer year round.

Synonyms *Trichopilia multiflora Kraenzl. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as Trichopilia multiflora drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006