Epidendrum macroclinium Hágsater 1987 GROUP Physinga Photo © by Noble Bashor

Plant and Flower Photo © by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by WOODSTREAM ORCHID

Common Name The Large Clinandrium Epidendrum [the place where the pollina are attached to the column]

Flower Size 1/3" [8 mm]

Chiapas Mx., 457m elev., 12 km beyond the village of Palenque, epiphytic on lower trunk of large tree in humid forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters on the Atlantic slope from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama and is a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindric, compressed stems enveloped by leaf sheaths with fleshy, ovate to lanceolate, falcate, abaxially carinate, gray-green above, obtuse to acute, conduplicate below leaves that are subcordate at the base and blooms on a terminal, erect, 2 to 3 1/4" [5 to 8 cm] long, single successively flowered, somewhat fractiflex inflorescence lasting several seasons and occuring at most anytime of the year with flowers that are weakly fragrant at sunup.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1526 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1159 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1325 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1353 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide