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

Plant and Flower

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup

Photo by © Americo Docha Neto

Plant and Flowers in situ Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photo by © Ismael Nilton Vischi

Part ShadeHot to CoolMOSTLY Summerand Fall

Common Name The Yolk-Yellow Flower Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/4" [.6cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with chains of oblong, sulcate, erect pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, scarious sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, aciculate, acuminate leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, very short inflorescence that just surpasses the scarious sheaths of the pseudobulb and arises on a mature pseudobulb.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 12 1983 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo ok; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #7 2011 as Christensoniella viteliniflora photo fide;