Maxillaria porphyrostele Rchb. f. 1873 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013

Plant and Flowers Photos by Gerry Sinclair

Another Angle Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Purple Column Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Found in Brazil as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid to globose, slightly compressed, sulcate with age pseudobulbs and has 2, linear-ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter in situ, on 2 to 4, erect, 3 to 4 3/4" " [7.5 to 12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 2 distant, acuminate, sheaths and holding the fragrant long-lasting flowers amid or below the leaves.

Synonyms Bolbidium porphyrostele (Rchb.f.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis porphyrostele (Rchb.f.) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Maxillaria porphyrostele var. chrysanthoides Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria porphyrostele var. fuscobracteata Porsch 1908; Maxillaria porphyrostele var. minutipunctulata Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria porphyrostele var. submarginata Hoehne 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide to the 3rd photo; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M porphyrostele var submarginata drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M porphyrostele var minutipunctulata drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M porphyrostele var chrysanthoides drawing fide to the 1st photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo as Brasiliorchis porphyrostele

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