Macroclinium allenorum Dressler & Pupulin 1996 TYPE Drawing by Dressler & Pupulin

Inflorescence not? Photo by Eric Hunt

Full shadeHotTo Winter

Common Name or Meaning Allen's Macroclinium [American Orchidist in Central America 20th cen and origional collector]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in wet premontane forests at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters as a super-mini, hot growing epiphyte with inconspicuous, flattened, pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several, disitichous, imbricating leaf bearing sheaths carring a single apical, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, tapering below into a narrow base leaf that blooms in the winter on an occasionally branching, provided with conspicuous, concave, acute bracts, .6 to 4.3" [1.5 to 11 cm] long, axillary, racemose, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts and carrying the flowers mostly clustered towards the apex.

The Photo above is not correct, but the type drawing is absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Lindleyana 11: 34. 1996; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide