Maxillaria uniflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Molinari 2015 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013 Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Color Form Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Color Form Photo by Tien Pham of V&T Orchids


Common Name The Single Flowered Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Goias and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations of 850 to 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with oblate-elliptic, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate-oblong, acute leaf that is abruptly conduplicate basally and blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a basal, single flowered, to 2 1/5" [to 5.5 cm] long inflorescence arising with a new growth and enveloped almost completely by 6, strongly compressed, falcate, imbricating sheaths.

Synonyms *Bletia uniflora Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Maxillaria fuchsii (J.T.Atwood) Molinari 2015; Maxillaria herzogiana Kraenzl. 1908; Maxillaria koehleri Schltr. 1921; Maxillaria laevilabris Lindl. 1845; Maxillaria piestopus Schltr. 1923; Mormolyca fuchsii J.T.Atwood 1978; Sauvetrea laevilabris (Lindl.) M.A.Blanco 2007; Sauvetrea uniflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Pupulin 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921 as M koehleri; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 aS Maxillaria koehleri drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 104 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 M piestopus drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as M piestopus; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as M koehleri photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide