Macodes obscura Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Obscure Macodes

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to a terete, glandular-puberulous, basally leafy stem carrying about 3 to 5, erect-patent, very dark velvet green with white margins, close set, subrosulate, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, acute with a minute apicule, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, cylindrical, to 7.6" [19 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glandular-puberulous, twice the length of the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999;