Maxillaria tenuis C.Schweinf. 1945 Photo by The Chicago Judging Center Website

Full shadeHot

Common Name The Delicate Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, northeastern Peru and northern Brazil in moist lowland forests at elevations of 50 to 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot, cespitose to subrepent, erect growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, , linear, acute apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, erect to horizontal, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok