Macroclinium lineare (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Dodson 1984


Photo/drawing by Franco Pupulin

Another Flower NOT =? Photo by Danny Lentz

Part shadeWarmCoolSummer

Common Name The Linear Leaf Macroclinium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica and Panama on trunks of small trees in moss at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 5 equitant, conduplicae, spreading, laterally flattened, imbricating sheaths with broad scarious hyaline margins, semi-elliptic to linear-oblong, congested, fleshy, sessile, sharply acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a lateral, basal, racemose, subumbellate, semiglobose, peduncle slender, flexuous to suberect, provided with 3 infundibuliform, acuminate bracts, 1.6" [4 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms *Notylia linearis Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Sched. Orch. 8: 72. 1925. as Notylia linearis; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum. plate 938. Dodson 1984 [M dalstromii]; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide