Macroclinium montis-narae Pupulin 2001 Drawing by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

deep Shade Warm LATE Fall Winter

Common Name The Cerro Nara Macroclinium [a Hill in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Costa Rica on twigs in premontane somewwhat seasonal rainforests at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fan of linear, knife-like conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, 1.2" [3 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with 4 conspicuous, triangular-lanceolate, concave, acute bracts and lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 22(1): 17-19, f. 2A-F. Pupulin 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;