Maxillaria subulata Lindl 1832

Another Angle

Plant and Flower Photos by © Luiz Filipe Varella

Another flower, what used to be M paulistana Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shadeWarm Cool Spring

Common Name The Terete Maxillaria

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindric-fusiform, 6 ridged, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single [rarely 2], erect, fleshy, semi-conduplicate to terete, linear, acuminate, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, as long or a little longer than the pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence arising through 2 long bract

Synonyms Christensonella subulata ( Lindl. ) Szlach., Mytnik , Górniak & Smiszek 2006; Maxillaria paulistana Hoehne 1952;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M paulistana drawing hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as M paulistana photo fide to the M paulistana photo above;

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