Maxillaria milenae V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and photo by Dan Souza Orchidstudium

Part ShadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name Milena's Maxillaria [Mrs Kautsky's Maxillaria - Brazilian orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo and Bahia states of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with obovate-elongate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, oblong-lanceolate, abruptly narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 165 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo ok