Maxillaria leucaimata Barb. Rodr. 1881 SECTION Amazonicae Christenson 2013 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The White-Blood Red Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Ceara and the southeastern coast of Brazil in the Atlantic forest in open spaces, usually on rocks, or growing as warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome that is enveloped by imbricating, scaly sheaths and giving rise to ovoid to ovoid-elongate, compressed pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by several sheaths and carries a single, apical, linear oblong to ligulate, obtuse, oblique leaf that is attenuate into the canoe-shaped petiole and blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, robust, to 8" [to 20 cm] long inflorescence that arises from the axils of the sheaths that envelop the pseudobulb and carry several imbricating bracts that come up to a single flower.

Synonyms Maxillaria leucaimata var longifolia Barb. Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M leucaimata var longifolia drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994