Maxillaria nardoides Kraenzl. 1905 sect. Trigonae Christenson 2013 TYPE for the sect. Photo by © Ecuagnera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek

Common Name The Pine Needle Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.4 cm]

A small, clump forming, ascending epiphyte found in Peru and Ecuador at altitudes of 400 to 900 meters in wet montane rainforests, with narrowly ovate, sulcate, obtusely angled pseudobulbs subtended by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, scarious leaf sheaths with 4 apical, acicular leaves that blooms in the winter with a short 3/8" [1 cm] long, lateral, basal, subsessile, single flowered inflorescence covered by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, scarious bracts arising with a new psudobulb that has the flower held close to the pseudobulb.

Synonyms Christensonella nardoides ( Kraenzl. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006; Maxillaria juergensii Dodson & Vasquez 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 107 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo;