Maxillaria linearis C.Schweinf. 1944 sect. Strictae Christenson 2011 Drawing by Schweinfurth and The Epidendra Website

Part shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Lined Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a terete, arcuate stem enveloped completely by close, tubular, verruculose sheaths and branching at remote intervals where arise 4 to 6 in a group, articulated to the imbricating sheaths, grass-like, narrowely linear, acuminate, slighty and gradually narrowing below into the conduplicatebase leaves that blooms in the spring on numerous, filiform, short, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by elongate, tubular bracts that are to 2.8" [7 cm] long and cover most of the ovary.

Synonyms Ornithidium lineare (C.Schweinf.) Senghas 1993

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 13(2): 60. 1944 drawing fide; *Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993;

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