Macroclinium bragae Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2016

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photo By JBF da Silva/TYPE Drawing By Alex Pinhiero da Araujo

Common Name Braga's Macroclinium [Pedro Ivo Soares Braga Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of the new species 2011]

Flower Size .14" [3.5 mm]

Found in Para state of Brazil in forests at elevations around 160 meters as a small sized, hot growing, fasciculate epiphyte with a fan of fleshy, knife shaped, imbricate, green, membraneous margins, conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, longer than the leaves, peduncle thin, green, provided with persistent, triangular, acute bracts, suberect, successively 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with persistent, triangular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 12 Campacci & Silva 2016 photo/drawing fide