Macroclinium doderoi Mora-Ret. & Pupulin 1997

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Karremans/TYPE Drawing by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Warm Cool LATESpring THROUGH Summer

Common Name Dodero's Macroclinium [Original Collector of Species]

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 800 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a fan of leaves around a inconspicuous elliptic-obovate pseudobulb enveloped basally by 3 to 5 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, conduplicate, compressed, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves articulate to the imbricate leafbearing sheaths that blooms in the late spring through summer on a simple, sub-umbellate, racemose to paniculate, each successive sub-umbellate branch carrying 5 to 6 flowers, provided with a long, triangular acute, nearly basal bract, to 1.4" [to 4 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orquideologia VOl 21 #3 2000 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide