Maxillaria rodriguesii Cogn. 1904 sect. Multiflorae Christenson 2013

Photo by Eric Sauer

Common Name Rodrigues' Maxillaria [Brazilian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil as a medium to large sized epiphyte with elliptic-ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, strap-shaped leaf that blooms on several, fasciculate, short to 2 1/4" [6 cm], erect, thin inflorescence that arise from the leaf axils surrounding the pseudobulbs and are held close in to them.

This species is similar to M splendens.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination as the only reference that I have is Hoehne and the drawing stinks.

Synonyms Maxillaria longipetala Barb Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;