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

Plant and Flowers


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

Full Shade Warm LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Paniculate Macroclinium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 600 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fan of leaves around a inconspicuous sub-orbicular, compressed, sulcate pseudobulb enveloped basally by 4 scarious leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, densely rugose, conduplicate, compressed, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves articulate to the imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths that blooms in the late winter through spring on a sub-umbellate, surpassing the leaves, racemose to successively paniculate, each successive sub-umbellate branch carrying a few flowers, provided with conspicuous, triangular bracts, to 1.4" [to 4 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with scarious, lanceolate, spreading, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Notylia paniculata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones. Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 938. Dodson 1984 [M dalestromii]; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1033 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; 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; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide