~Maxillaria vernicosa Barb. Rodr. 1877 - See Maxillaria neowiedii Rchb.f.1876 sect. Urceolatae Christenson 2013

Photo by Dale Borders

Plant and Flower

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptiste


Common Name The Varnished Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/8" [8mm]

An ascending, miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species occuring in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais States of Brazil with imbricating sheaths holding seried, small, oblong, obtuse pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, aciculate leaves that become sulcate with age and has a short, basal, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by scarious sheaths that carry the flower at the side of the pseudobulb .

Synonyms Christensonella vernicosa ( Barb.Rodr. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Christonella vernicosa photo fide;