Maxillaria stenophylla Rchb.f. 1854 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889 Photo by G. Chiron and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Plant and Flower Photo by K. Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Full shadecool SpringSummer EARLY fall

Common Name The Slim Leaved Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool, pendant to erect growing epiphyte with cylindrical, elongate pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Maxillariella stenophylla (Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 116 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide;Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 as Camarisium stenophyllum photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Maxillariella stenophylla photo ok;