Multiflowered Macradenia
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Multiflowered Macradenia
P Introduced Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Multiflowered Macradenia
Botanical name: Macradenia multiflora    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Trichopilia multiflora

Multiflowered Macradenia is an orchid 6-10 inches tall. Inflorescences are produced from the axles of the basal leaves. Each growth can produce 2 inflorescences but usually produce one in cultivation. Inflorescences are somewhat hanging and produce 5-25 flowers loosely clustered at the top half of the stem. Individual flowers are 2-2.5 cm across. Sepals and petals are bronze to a red-bronze. The lip is white covered in small pointallistic red-purple spots and a red-purple strap shaped midlobe. The plant has narrowly oblong-conical, compressed, pseudobulb carrying 2, erect-spreading, membraneous, narrowly strap-shaped-lanceshaped leaves which are pointed or shortly tapering, long narrowed below. Multiflowered Macradenia species is native to The mountainous regions of Brazil.

Identification credit: Dr. Saleem Photographed in Tropical Botanical Gardens, Trivandrum.

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