Maxillaria reichenheimiana Endres & Rchb. f. 1871 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Part shadeHotTo WarmSummerand Fall

Common Name Reichenheim's Maxillaria [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2cm]

Found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Guyanas and Venezuela as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose, unifoliate epiphyte with blue green, white spotted leaves at altitudes of 800 to 1500 meters in wet lower to montane forest that has small ellipsoid, lightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by a pair of conduplicate leaf sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, obtuse, attenuate towards the conduplicate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 3" [8cm] long, bracteate, single flowered inflorescence with several flowers that arise in succession on a mature pseudobulb concealed by imbricating, infundibuliform bracts with the flower held above the leaves and occurring in the summer and fall.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 235. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 458 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 866 Dodson 1983 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1232 Dodson 1985 as Maxillaria pachyacron; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 3 1987 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1357 Atwood 1989 as Maxillaria pachyacron; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1359 Atwood 1989 drawing good; Mulder & Mulder-RoelfsemaIcones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 112 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo not = M pseudoreichenheimiana; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide