Macroclinium lueri Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989Photo by © Patrick Cloes and The Orchids of Patrick Cloes Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning Luer's Macroclinium [American Botanist and Pleurothallid expert current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in upper elevation forests at elevations around 2560 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing twig epiphyte with very short stems and no pseudobulbs carrying in a fan, distichous, conduplicate, obliquely ovate, light green with a violet tint leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, filiform, suberect, capitate, 1.5" [3.75 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Iconea Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 247 Dodson & Vaquez 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996drawing hmm;