Maxillaria seidelii Pabst 1960 sect. Urceolatae Christenson 2013

Specimen Plant

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name Seidel's Maxillaria [Brazilian Orchid Breeder 20th cen]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Brazil in cool shady montane forests at moderate elevations as a dwarf sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome carrying minute pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, linear or linear-oblong leaves that are needle shaped with an apical groove that blooms in the spring on a basal, single flowered, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long inflorescence with 3 dried sheaths that has the single flowers held amid the leaves.

Mount this species on a small tree fern slab or in a small pot with fairly fine material and give cold to cool temperatures, year round moisture, good air movement and semi-shade.

Synonyms Christensonella seidelii ( Pabst ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M echinophyta drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as M echiniphyta drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M echiniphyta photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;