Maxillaria superflua Rchb. f. 1856 sect. Iridifoliae Pfitz 1889

Plant Photos by Maarten Sepp

What has been known as M tarumaensis Photo by Helmut Bechtel

Full shadeHot WarmWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Slim Leaved Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Ecuador, Peru and northern Brazil in moist lowlands to lower montane forests at elevations of 50 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm, caespitose, erect to pendant growing epiphyte with relatively small, ovoid, flattened, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, straight to arching, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, erect to horizontal, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dicrypta longifolia Barb.Rodr. 1877; Heterotaxis longifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Heterotaxis superflua (Rchb.f.) F.Barros 2002; Maxillaria longifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1904; Maxillaria tarumaensis Hoehne 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M taurumaensis drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as M tarumaensis drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as M tarumaensis drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M taurumensis drawing good; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 548 Dodson 1989 as Maxillaria taurumaensis drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as M tarumaensis drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Heterotaxis superflua photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Heterotaxis superflua photo ok;