Maxillaria inflexa (Lindl.) Griseb.1864 Photo by Marie-Monique Barreau and the Art Monie - Orchids of Guadeloupe Website

Plant and Flowers in situ

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Eduoard Faria.

Part shade Warm Fall Winter

Common Name The Bent Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the Leeward and Windwards Islands as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a long, scandent, branching rhizome enveloped by imbricate scarious sheaths and giving rose to remote, ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 1 [2?] apical, coriaceous, oblong, basally canaliculate, asymetrically acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, short, fasciculate, long-pedunculate, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Camaridium inflexum Lindl. 1840; Ornithidium inflexum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing ok