Macroclinium glicensteinii J.T. Atwood 1987[1988]


Photo/drawing by Franco Pupulin

Flower photo NOT = ?

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Full shade Warm CoolWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning Glicenstein's Macroclinium [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests around 700 to 1800 meters in elevation as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing twig epiphtye with small egg-shaped pseudobulbs almost completely enveloped by several distichous, imbricating, basal leaf bearing sheaths with blades similar to the single, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute leaf that is lnongitudinally folded for it's entire length that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, along an axillary sheath, successive from the same peduncle, provided with lanceolate, subulate, each sometimes forming a subumbel basipetally, 1.6 to 2" long [4 to 5 cm] long, erect, apically densely few [5] flowered inflorescence that can rebloom with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Selbyana 10(1): 60. 1987 [1988]; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Flora Costa Ricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae Atwood & Retana 1999; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo ok; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide