Maxillaria monantha Barb. Rodr. 1891 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889

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Common Name The Single Flowered Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo State of Brazil with ovoid, rugose with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating sheaths and carring a single apical, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that is conduplicate basally below and blooms in the fall on a basal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single, flowered inflorescence with several loose, acute bracts.

Synonyms Bolbidium monanthum (Barb.Rodr.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis monantha (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;