Maxillaria monantha Barb. Rodr. 1891 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889

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Common Name The Single Flowered Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil with ovoid, rugose with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating sheaths and carrying a single apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with several loose, acute bracts.

Synonyms Bolbidium monanthum (Barb.Rodr.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis monantha (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 drawing fide