Maxillaria paranaensis Barb.Rodr. 1882 sect. Urceolatae Christenson 2013 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part ShadeWarmTo CoolFall

Common Name The Parana Maxillaria [A state of southern Brazil]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana' States of Brazil in primary forests at elevations up to 1400 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphtye with cylindrical, light greenslightly ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, dark green, narrowly linear-lanceolate, deeply keeled leaves that blooms in the fall on a short single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and holding the flower against the pseudobulb.

Synonyms Christensonella cogniauxiana ( Hoehne ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & Smiszek 2006; Christensonella juergensii (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik, Górniak & Smiszek 2006; Christensonella paranaensis (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Christensonella spegazziniana (Kraenzl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria acicularis var. brevifolia Cogn. 1904; Maxillaria cogniauxiana W. Hoehne 1933; Maxillaria cogniauxiana var. intermedia (Hoehne) Hoehne 1967; Maxillaria cogniauxiana var. latifolia (Hoehne) Pabst 1972; Maxillaria cogniauxiana var. longifolia Hoehne 1934; Maxillaria cogniauxiana var. pygmaea (Hoehne) Pabst 1978; Maxillaria heterophylla Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria heterophylla var. acicularifolia Hoehene 1952; Maxillaria heterophylla var. intermedia Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria heterophylla var. latifolia Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria heterophylla var. longifolia Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria heterophylla var. magnifolia Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria heterophylla var. pygmaea Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria juergensii Schltr. 1925; Maxillaria spegazziniana Kraenzl. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M heterophylla; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M heterophylla var intermedia drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 M heterophylla var latifolia drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M heterophylla var acicularifoliadrawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 M heterophylla var longifolia drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M heterophylla var magnifolia drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M heterophylla vat pygmaea drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M juergensii drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 554 Dodson 1982 as M juergensii drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as M cogniauxiana; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as M juergensii drawing ok; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 as M spegazziniana photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as M juergensii photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Christensonella paraensis; photo fide

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