Maxillaria praetexta Rchb.f. 1854 Drawing by Reichenbach

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Common Name The Purple Rimmed Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing orchid with an erect, abbriviated rhizome giving rise to clustered, elliptic, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped by 2, deciduous leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, apically emarginate and with an apicule, lightly attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an axillary, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by imbricate, membraneous, acuminate bracts

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing;

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