Maxillaria pudica Carnevali & J.L.Tapia 2001

sect. Rufescens Christenson 2013

Photo by Julio Larramendi


Common Name The Modest Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Cuba, Jamaica, Doninican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, acute, coriaceous, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and earlier winter on a lateral, hanging, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Maxillaria rufescens var. minor Fawc. & Rendle 1910; Mormolyca pudica (Carnevali & J.L.Tapia) M.A.Blanco 2007; Xanthoxerampellia minor (Fawc. & Rendle) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide;