Maxillaria virguncula Rchb.f. 1854

Another Angle Photos by R. Medina T.

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Reichenbach

M aff virguncula Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Another Angle M aff virguncula Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The ? Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and the Venezuelan Antillies at elevations of 500 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an abbreviated rhizome giving rise to clustered, ovate, subancipitous, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by several, imbricate, inner ones leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, acute, attenuate into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an axillary, erect, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by imbricate, scarious bracts.

Synonyms Maxillaria attenuata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 as M attenuata; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as M attenuatadrawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as M attenuata;