Maxillaria pseudoreichenheimiana Dodson 1980 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers

Another Color Photos by R Feryedoon.

Plant Photo Photo by Jay Pfahl - Copyrighted 2001

Part shadeHotTo CoolWinter

Common Name The False M Reichenheimii Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Colombia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 230 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless, upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, variegated with white spots, obovate, conduplicate towards the elongate, petiolate base leaves and blooms on a basal through the sheaths, short to 4" [to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by tubular sheaths and holding the flower below the leaves and occurs in the winter.

Pers. Comm. R Ferrydoon - An Interesting side note, the spots on the leaves of this species can be scratched off, unlike the similar M reichenbachiana which do not.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 160 Dodson 1980 drawing good; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M reichenheimiana photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide;