(pronounced: mak-OH-deez)


Cranichideae subtribe Goodyerinae

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From the Greek mak(r)os, meaning long, in reference to the elongated midlobe of the lip.


A genus of about 10 species distributed from Peninsular Malaysia to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. All species of Macodes are known as “Jewel Orchids” because of their beautifully veined leaves and are choice horticultural subjects. They differ from

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Wood, J. J. and A. Lamb 1984. Macodes lowii (E. Lowe) J. J. Wood, a little known jewel orchid from North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. Orchid Digest 48:155-159.