Rudolf Hoerold, 1909
Ecuador (Colombia , Panama?)
Mix - Epiphytic
Medium - Maximum
Cream - Orange -
Red / Pale Blue / Green
Macleania ericae, Sleumer, 1938.
Macleania sleumeriana, A.C. Sm. 1950.
Macleania smithiana, Luteyn, 1996.
This member of the
was given this name by Rudolf Hoerold in 1909. It is found in Ecuador and some
claim Colombia and Panama as well? It is growing as an epiphyte or in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, the
vines can reach from 60 to 250 centimetres in length. The flowers are
from cream over orange to red with a pale blue or green edge.
The genera name after
John Maclean, 19th century Scottish merchant who exported plants
from Lima, Peru. The species name from Green; pente; 'five' and -pteryx;
'wing' for the winged calyx - fruits.