Maxillaria acuminata Lindl. 1845 Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Gradually Tapering Point Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 1/4" [2.85cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane rainforests at elevations of 450 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping rhizome enveloped by imbricating, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying well spaced, ovate, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, distichous, imbricating foliaceous sheaths and carrying apically 2 narrowly oblong, membranaceous leaves that are obtuse apically and blooms on 2 to 5, basal, 3/5" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by distichous sheaths blooming at any time in situ.

Synonyms Lycaste acuminata [Lindley] Rchb.f 1855; Rhetinantha acuminata (Lindl.) M.A. Blanco 2007; Sauvetrea acuminata (Lindl.) Szlach.2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Lycaste acuminata; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 529 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Maxillaria an Unfinished Monograph Vol 1 Christenson 2013 photos/drawing fide

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