Macroclinium generalense Pupulin 1996

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE drawing by © Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Valle de General Macroclinium [The locality in Costa Rica where the type was found]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with inconspicuous, compressed, ellipsoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 3 to 5 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying conduplicate, laterally flattened, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a subumbellate, provided at the base with 3 to 5 conspicuous, ovate, concave, acute bracts, with lateral, subumbellate branches produced successively from the last bract of the inflorescence below the rachis, few flowered, to 4.4" [to 11 cm] long inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the slender pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

This species is readily distinguished by it's triangular-rhombic blade of the lip with the short claw adnate to the column and the presence of 2 membraneous, glabrous callii.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 11(3): 136, f. 1. 1996; Fieldiana, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae Atwood & Retana 1999 drawing fide; Orquideologia VOl 21 #3 2000 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide