Maxillaria leucaimata Barb. Rodr. 1881 SECTION Amazonicae Christenson 2013 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

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Common Name The White-Blood Red Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Ceara and the southeastern coast of Brazil in the Atlantic forest, in open spaces, usually on the rocks, or growing as warm to cool growing epiphyte inside the forest with a short rhizome that is enveloped by imbricating, scaly sheaths and give rise to ovoid to ovoid-elongate, compressed psuedobulbs that are enveloped basally by several sheaths and carries a single, apical, linear oblong to ligulate, obtuse, oblique leaf that is attenuate into the canoe-sahaped petiole and blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, robust, to 8" [ to 20 cm] long inflorescence that arises from the axils of the sheaths that envelop the pseudobulb and carry several imbricating bracts that come up to a single flower.

Synonyms Maxillaria leucaimata var longifolia Barb. Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M leucaimata var longifolia drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994

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