Maxillaria subulifolia Schltr. 1920 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shadeHotTo Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Terete Leafed Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 250 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphtye with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single terete, erect, subulate, obtuse, fleshy leaf that blooms on a single flowered inflorescence with oblong, longly apiculate floral bracts and holding the flower close to the pseudobulb base.

Synonyms Christensonella subulifolia (Schltr.) S.Koehler 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Native Ecuadorian Orchids VOl 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok