Macroclinium christensonii D.E. Benn. 1994

Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page


Common Name or Meaning Christenson's Macroclinium [Florida Orchid Taxomonist USA 2012]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Peru as a small, psygmoid, twig epiphyte in wet montane forest at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters with sigmoid, bilaterally compressed apically, distichous, glabrous, imbricate leaves that are conduplicate at the base and blooms sequentially from the leaf axils with 6 to 7 flowered subumbels followed by lateral branches arising from just below the primary rachis as new leaves appear at most any time of the year.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 285 Bennett & Christenson 1995 Drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;