Maxillaria acicularis Herb. ex Lindl. 1837 sect. Urceolatae Christenson 2013

Photo by © Luis Menini Neto


Common Name The Small Needle Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil at elevations up to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte with elongate, ovoid, longitudinaly sulcate, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few acute sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, thin, aciculate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axillary, .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a single fragrant flower.

This species needs a slight winter rest.

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Maxillaria acicularis var. angustipetala Hoehne 1952; Christensonella acicularis ( Herb. ex Lindl. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M acicularis var angustipetala drawing hmm; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;