Maxillaria nardoides Kraenzl. 1905 sect. Trigonae Christenson 2013 TYPE for the sect.

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Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek

Common Name The Pine Needle Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.4 cm]

found in Peru and Ecuador at altitudes of 400 to 900 meters in wet montane rainforests, as a small sized, hot to warm growing, clump forming, ascending epiphyte with narrowly ovate, sulcate, obtusely angled pseudobulbs subtended by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, scarious leaf sheaths with 4 apical, acicular leaves that blooms in the winter with a short 3/8" [1 cm] long, lateral, basal, subsessile, single flowered inflorescence covered by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, scarious bracts arising on a new pseudobulb that has the flower held close into the pseudobulb.

Synonyms Christensonella nardoides ( Kraenzl. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006; Maxillaria juergensii Dodson & Vasquez 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 107 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Chriostoniella nardoides photo fide;