Macradenia surinamensis is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. & Wullschl. in W.G.Walpers in 1863. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Macradenia lutescens.
ORIGIN: Found in Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 220 to 450 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in wet montane forests and tropical rainforests with elongate, subterete, slightly sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by whitish sheaths with a single apical, thin, rigid, carinate, elliptic-lanceolate leaf that blooms on a basal, pendulous, to 6 3/4 [127 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb in the summer and early fall.
FLOWER SIZE: 7/9 inches [1.75 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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