Maxillaria schunkeana M.A. Campacci & R.A. Kautsky 1993

Photo by Wilma Braga

Common Name Schunke's Maxillaria [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in the coastal Atlantic rainforest at elevations of 600 to 700 meters, as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by deciduous leaf sheaths carrying 2, apical, erect, linear, conduplicate leaves and blooms in the summer in Brazil on a basal, short, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding the flower at pseudobulb height.

Synonyms Bolbidium schunkeanum (Campacci & Kautsky) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis schunkeana (Campacci & Kautsky) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orcidacearum Brasilense Plate 80 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Brasilorchis schunkeana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 as Brasilorchis schunkiana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;