Maxillaria pachyphylla Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936 Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Leafed Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states of Brazil and Bolivia at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform-cylindric, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, oblanceolate, canoe-shaped, attenuate into the pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall in Brazil on a short, basal inflorescence that is enveloped completely by the imbricating sheaths of the rhizome and pseudobulb.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Christensonella pachyphylla ( Schltr. ex Hoehne ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006; Maxillaria pachyphylla var. brunneofusca Hoehne 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing okish; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M pachyphylla var brunea-fusca; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;