Maxillaria graminifolia (Kunth) Rchb. f. 1863 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889 TYPE for sect. Photo by Rarobles and His Flickr Orchid Website

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Common Name The Grass-Like Leafed Maxillaria

Flower Size 5/8" [1.6 cm]

Found from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial in wet montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 3000 meters with pendant, terete, cane-like stems that branch towards the base which are covered with foliaceous sheaths giving rise to distichous, linear leaves that are acute at the apex which blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a axillary, 5/8" [1 1/2 cm] long single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem.

Often confused with M cassapensis but M graminifolia differs in having shorter, squatter leaves and a slightly quadrilobed lip.

Synonyms Adamanthus graminifolius (Kunth) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; Adamanthus lancifolius (Rchb.f.) Szlach.2007 publ. 2006; Adamanthus polyphyllus (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; Camaridium graminifolium (Kunth) Rchb. f. 1849; Camaridium lancifolium Rchb.f. 1850; Camaridium longibracteatum Lindl. 1845; Camaridium longibracteatum var luteorubrum [Lindl.] Hoehne 1952; Camaridium polyphyllum (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921; Maxillaria longibracteata var. grandiflora (Lindl.) C.Schweinf. 1945; Camaridium longibracteatum var luteorubrum [Lindl.] Hoehne 1952; Camaridium luteorubrum Lindl. 1846; Camaridium mathewsii (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1921; Isochilus graminifolius Kunth 1816; Maxillaria lancifolia (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1863; Maxillaria matthewsii Rchb. f. non Lindley 1863; Maxillaria polyphylla Rchb. f. 1863; Maxillaria similis Garay & Dunst. 1976; Maxillariella graminifolia (Kunth) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Camaridium longibacteatum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Camaridium longibacteatum var luteorubrum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as M similis drwaing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as Maxillaria lancifolia; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M similis drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum SERIES II plate 534 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0260 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as M polyphylla drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as M polyphylla drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as M polyphila photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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