Maxillaria jenischiana (Rchb.f.) C.Schweinf. 1948 Drawing by Reichenbach

Common Name Jenisch's Maxillaria [German Senator and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of 2300 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each compressed ovoid pseudobulb enveloped almost completely by deciduous, leaf-bearing sheaths becoming scruffy, filamentous with age and carrying a single, apical, erect, dark green, shiny, apically asymetrical leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on short, 1 to 3, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by conduplicate bracts

Synonyms Chelyella jenischiana (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; ; *Ornithidium jenischianum Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Ornithidium jenischiana; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Ornithidium jenischiana drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1959 not = M imbricata; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venzuela Volumne 15 Part 4 Foldats 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = M imbricata; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986