Macroclinium cordesii (L.O. Williams) Dodson 1984

Plant and Inflorescence


Photos/drawing by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Cordes' Macroclinium [Panamanian Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations af sea level to 650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a fan of leaves around a compressed, obovoid-ellipsoid pseudobulb enveloped basally by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, equitant, sessile, linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a simple, sub-umbellate, racemose to paniculate, peduncle 1.8 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, provided with several, triangular, infundibuliform bracts, each sub-umbellate branch carrying 5 to 6 flowers, several flowered inflorescence with scarious, lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Notylia cordesii L.O. Williams 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Notylia coresii; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum. Plate 938 Dodson 1984 [M dalstromii]; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo/drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide