Maxillaria consanguinea Klotzsch 1853 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013

Flowers and Plant

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Similar Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Part of the M picta group but differs in its stronger colors. It is found in Rio, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais States in Brazil as a small sized, pendulous, warm to cool growing epiphyte and lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to clustered , ovoid-pyriform, slightly elongated, compressed, shiny, sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2, apical, fleshy-coriaceous, narrolwy ligulate, acute, attenuate or distinctly petiolate below leaves that blooms in the summer on many, basal, single flowered, to 6 1/5" [16 cm] long inflorescence with lanceolate acute floral bracts and very odiferous, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Brasiliorchis consanguinea (Klotzsch) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Maxillaria picta var brunnea Reichenbach f.; Maxillaria serotina Hoehne non Barb. Rodr. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good;

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