Maxillaria arbuscula (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1856 Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt plant Grown by Gerardus H. Staal.

Plant Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Shrubby Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador from elevations around 1500 to 3100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with slender, imbricating, branching stems with distichous, linear-ligulate, unequally bilobed apically leaves arranged in a ladder-like formation that blooms at any time of the year on an axillary inflorescence with almost globose flowers held close to the leaf axils.

Synonyms Adamanthus arbuscula (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; *Camaridium arbuscula Lindl. 1845; Camaridium boliviense Rolfe ex Stapf 1895; Fernandezia punctata Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Maxillaria henrici-gustavi Senghas 1993; Maxillariella arbuscula (Lindl.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007; Maxillariella punctata (Ruiz & Pav.) Pupulin 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M henrici-gustavi; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo ok;