Macroclinium hirtzii Dodson 1984 sect. Hirtzae Dodson & Pupulin Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeHotWarmWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Hirtz's Macroclinium [German Engineer, Orchid Enthusiast and Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador and Peru in wet lower montane forests at elevations around 200 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a fan of distichous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying conduplicate, obliquely elliptic, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terete, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, most often successively 2 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not convinced that this is the proper determination so pleaase use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 939 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 drawing/photo fide