Maxillaria madida Lindl. 1838

Photo By Edison da Silva Bezerra and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Color Form

Photo by Mauro Peixoto

Plant in situ Boia Ceia Brazil 300 meters in Elevation

Photo by Jay Pfahl Copyrighted


Common Name The Moist Growing Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Brazil in Minas Gerais State as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous orchid, growing over rocks at medium altitudes with erect, oblong, sulcate with age pseudobulbs that are almost completely enveloped basally by imbricating, evanescent sheaths and carrying one to 2, apical, erect, oblanceolate leaves that are canoe shaped and attenuate below into the pseudo-petiole and blooms on a basal, very short inflorescence that is completely enveloped by the imbricating sheaths of the newly forming pseudobulb.

Synonyms Christensonella cepula (Rchb.f.) S. Koehler 2007; Christensonella madida ( Lindl. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006; Maxillaria cepula Rchb.f. 1855; Maxillaria crassifolia Lindl. 1872; Maxillaria echinochila Kraenzl. 1920; Maxillaria hatschbachii Schlechter 1926; Maxillaria madida var cepula [Rchb.f] Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria madida var. monophylla Cogn. 1907; Maxillaria madida var pallida [Klinge] Cogn. 1904 Maxillaria mosenii var. hatschbachii (Schltr.) Hoehne 1947; Maxillaria mosenii var. echinochila (Kraenzl.) Hoehne 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as M cepula; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as M cepula drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 140. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M crassifolia; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M madida car cepula drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M madida var pallida drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 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 as M echinochila drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 as M hatsbachii photo fide