Macroclinium chasei – 365 days of orchids – day 1650

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. As you can see our plant here has become a lodger on a nearby Bulbophyllum after falling out of its pot – and very happy it is too.

The plant forms a small fan of leaves only 2cm across and then produces a long pendulous flower spike that ends with a bunch of around 8-12 1cm flowers. A very dramatic little species.

The plants is from a flask purchased from Peruflora at the 2016 London Orchid Show and flowering now for the fifth time. Plants are sprayed daily.



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