Macroclinium bicolor (Lindl.) Dodson 1984

Photo by Milan Vagner


Photo by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Noble Bashor.


Common Name or Meaning The Two-Colored Macroclinium

Flower Size 3/4" [2.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and ? Nicaragua as a mini-miniature sized, cool to hot growing fan shaped, twig epiphyte with no or minute ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs that are subtended by 4 to 6, equitant imbricate, oblique, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, ancipitous, fleshy, foliaceous sheaths, each carrying a single, reddish to green leaf which blooms in the summer on a pendulous, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Notylia bicolor Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Notylia bicolor drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 as Notylia bicolor drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Notylia bicolor; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 as Notylia bicolor; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 11 1982 as Notylia bicolor photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 937 Dodson 1984 [M dalesandroi]; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1230 Dodson 1985 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing ok [does not show hirsute callus] photo ok; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1043 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing hmm; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo hmm; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide