Maxillaria grisebachiana Nir & Dod 2000 sect. Camaridium

Drawing by Mark Nir

Full Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Grisebach's Maxillaria [German Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, scraggly, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a suberect to ascending, branching rhizome enveloped by densely imbricating, appressed sheaths giving rise to remote, cylindric to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, conduplicate, subcoriaceous, articulate, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute top subacute, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of filiform, to ,28" [7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence emerging from conferted bracts on the rhizome at the base of the pseudobulb with ovate-lanceoalte, acute, ventricose floral bracts and carrying small purple flowers. .

Synonyms Camaridium grisebachianum (Nir & Dod) M.A.Blanco 2007; Pseudomaxillaria grisebachiana (Nir & Dod) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide