Maxillaria hennisiana Schltr. 1912

Flower closeup

Lip Detail

Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower color

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sunHotTo WarmSpring

Common Name Hennis' Maxillaria [German Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in mangrove swamps and primary forests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters with ovoid, longitudinally ridged, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on many, basal, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence all opening at once.

Synonyms Maxillaria shepheardii Rolfe 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 5 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Orquideologia Vol 27 #2 2010 photo ok; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide