Macroclinium biflorum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994 sect. Hirtzae Dodson & Pupulin TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Full Shade Hot Fall EARLIERWinter

Common Name The 2 Flowered Macroclinium

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loretto, Huanuco and San Martin departments of Peru in tropical rain forests at elevations of 130 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing equitant epiphyte with absent to obscure pseudobulbs subtended by 4 to 6, equitant, imbricate, oblique, lanceolate to ovaet-lanceolate, acute, ancipitous, fliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, similar to and grading from the sheaths, reddish to green with chartaceous margin leaf that blooms in the fall and earlier winter on a racemose, axillary, filiform, erect, with 4 to 6 ovate-triangular, acuminate, carinate, distant bracts, successively 2 flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate pale purple flowers with paler sepals with 3 purple spots a pale purple rose lip, a rose pink column and a white anther that is basally dark purple-red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 284 Bennett & Christenson 1995 Drawing fide;