Maxillaria pachyphylla Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Leafed Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo State and Santa Catarina State Brazil and Bolivia at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform-cylindric, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, oblanceolate, canoe-shaped leaf that is attenuate into the pseudo-petiole that blooms in the spring and fall in Brazil on a short, basal inflorescence that is enveloped completely by the imbricating sheaths of the rhizome and pseudobulb.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Christensonella pachyphylla ( Schltr. ex Hoehne ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006; Maxillaria pachyphylla var. brunneofusca Hoehne 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing okish; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M pachyphylla var brunea-fusca; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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