Maxillaria phoenicanthera Barb. Rodr. 1881 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Purple Anther Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with oblong, laterally compressed, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by evanescent sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, attenuate into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on many, fasiculate, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the basal sheaths.

Synonyms Bolbidium phoenicantherum (Barb.Rodr.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis phoenicanthera (Barb.Rodr.) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Maxillaria phoenicanthera forma pallida Hoehne 1953; Maxillaria punctata Schlechter 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #10 2007 as Brasiliorchis phoenicanthera photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 2 2008 as Brasilorchis phoenicantheraphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Brasilorchis phoenicanthera photo fide;