Maxillaria picta Hook. 1832 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013 Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower Photo by Oliver Lenhard

Side View Of Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Plant and Flowers in situ Sao Paulo Brazil Photo by Ismael Nilton Vischi

Common Name or Meaning The Painted Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil and Argentina as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and occaisional lithophyte with erect, ovoid-conical to ovoid-oblong, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, to linear-oblong, obtuse leaves that are attenuate into the petiole below and blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, erect, single flowered inflorescence and carrying sometimes fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Bolbidium pictum (Hook.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis picta (Hook.) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Brasiliorchis rupestris (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Epidendrum uniflorum Vell. 1831; Maxillaria fuscata Klotsch 1888; Maxillaria hoehnei Schltr. 1921; Maxillaria kreysigii ex Beer Rchb.f 1854; Maxillaria kreysigii Hoffmanns. ex Regel 1856; Maxillaria leucocheila Hoffmannsegg 1843; Maxillaria picta var rupestris Hooker 1832; Maxillaria punctata Hoehne not Lodd. 1949; Maxillaria rupestris var brevis Hoehne & Schlechter 1927; Maxillaria rupestris var minor Hoehne 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as M punctata drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M hoehnei 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 1 1957 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; 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 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M rupestris; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; OrchidDigest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 as M hoehne photo fide