Maxillaria bradei Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

TYPE drawing TYPE Drawing by Hoehne


Common Name Brade's Maxillaria [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil in the Atlantic forest in southeast region on tree trunks, from sea level to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial in semi-shade with oblong, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating sheaths with the uppermost leaf-bearing and carrying a single apical, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that is attenuate into the pseudopetiole and blooms in the spring on 2, 6 to 7" [15 to 17.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf bearing sheaths, enveloped completely by imbricating, loose, acuminate bracts and holding the sweetly scented flower just at leaf height.

Synonyms Maxillaria marmoliana Dodson 1980; Maxillaria setigera Kraenzel. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as M arachnites darwing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as M arachnites drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 156 Dodson & Vasquez 1980 as M marmoliana Drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 photo fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 as M marmoliana photo fide; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide;