Macroclinium xyphophorus (Rchb. f.) Dodson 1984 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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Common Name or Meaning The Razor-Carrying Macroclinium

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador as a miniature, warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters that has small pseudobulbs enveloped by purple mottled leaves held in a fan shape and blooms on a wiry 1 1/4" to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, inflorescence with the dandelion puff like flowers held at the apex, blooming and rebranching for many seasons on the same inflorescence and occurs in the spring and summer.

Synonyms *Notylia xiphophorus Rchb.f 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 as Notylia xytophorus photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 3 1967 as Notylia xyporiusphoto fide; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 939 Dodson 1984 [M hirtzii] Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as M xiphophorum photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;