WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 449 – Macroclinium chasei

We are delighted that our display in Paris featured the biggest orchid in the show (our Coelogyne holochila) as well as possibly the smallest – Macroclinium chasei. This plant is a fan of leaves less than a centimetre across which produces a little flower spike ending in a bunch of delicate striped pink flowers. The plant is dwarfed by its label.

This tiny miniature is a warm growing member of the Oncidium family. It is native to Peru and Bolivia where it is found as a twig epiphyte in forest from 200-800m.

The plant shown is flowering for a second time 24 months out of flask. We grow the species mounted in Warm Asia and sprayed with water once a day.

 

 

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