Pseudolaelia maquijiensis M.Frey 2005 Photo by © Vojtech Šmajer and his The Tropicke Orchideje Website

Part Sun Warm Fall

Common Name The Maquiji Pseudolaelia [A Hill in Espiritu Santo]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing rupicolous, caespitose orchid with obovate, slightly flattened, 6 noded pseudobulbs enveloped by 4 to 6, scarious, clasping sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, paniculate, 3 to 4 branched, 3 to 5 flowers per branch, 12" [30 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

This orchid is similar to P citrina but P maquijiensis differs mostly in the larger flowers and the lack of pink to the tepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brazilensis II Plate 193 V. P. Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008 photo fide;