Maxillaria bradei Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website


Common Name Brade's Maxillaria [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil in the Atlantic forest in southeast region on tree trunks, from sea level to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial in semi-shade with oblong, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating sheaths with the uppermost leaf-bearing and carrying a single apical, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that is attenuate into the pseudopetiole and blooms in the spring on 2, 6 to 7" [15 to 17.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf bearing sheaths, enveloped completely by imbricating, loose, acuminate bracts and holding the sweetly scented flower just at leaf height.

Synonyms Maxillaria setigera Kraenzel. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994