Macroclinium saraca-taquerense Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2015 sect. Hirtzae Dodson & Pupulin

TYPE Drawing

Photo J B F da Silva/TYPE Drawing by Alex Pinheiro

Part Shade Hot LATE Winter THROUGH MID Spring

Common Name The Saraca Taquera Forests Macroclinium

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Para state of Brazil in forests at elevations around 40 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, fan-shaped twig epiphyte with a fan of fleshy, kinfe shaped, imbricate, conduplicate, green with membraneous margin leaves that blooms in the late winter through middle spring on an axillary, longer than the leaves, suberect, articulated, thin, green peduncle, persistent, triangular, acute bracts, successively 2, few flowered inflorescence.

Similar to M paraense but the new species differs in the larger plant, longer inflorescence, smaller flowers, narrower sepals, a narrower lip and a thinner, shorter gynostem


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 11 Campacci & Silva 2015 photo/drawing fide