~Maxillaria juergensii Schltr. 1925 - See Maxillaria paranaensis Barb.Rodr. 1882 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Flower and Plant Photo by © Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website


Common Name Jurgen's Maxillaria [German Discoverer of Species 1900's]

Flower Size 1" to 1 2/5" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil in tropical wet forests in tree tops of mossy trees as a miniature sized, mat-forming, hot to warm growing epiphyte that occurs at an altitude of 350 to 600 meters with a short ascending rhizome covered with imbricating sheaths giving rise to well spaced ovoid-ellipsoid, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a scarious, imbricating sheaths with 3 grass-like, apical leaves that blooms on an erect, basal, 3/8 to 3/4" [1 to 2 cm] long, short single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with glossy flowers held close to the pseudobulb occuring in the fall and winter.

The growth habit is rangy and pendulous so a tree fern mount or suspended pot help maintain this species along with year round moisture, hot to warm temperatures and semi-shade.

Synonyms Christensonella juergensii ( Schltr. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 554 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;