Maxillaria chrysantha Barb. Rodr. 1871 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Golden Yellow Flowered Maxillaria

Flower Size to 2" [5" cm]

Found in southern Brazil at altitudes around 1400 meters as a robust, medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rhizome enveloped with dry, stringy sheaths, ovoid-conical, slightly compressed, ribbed pseudobulbs that carry two apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acute, attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves and blooms in the winter in Brazil on a basal, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by imbricating, acuminate sheaths with the flowers having a sweet fragrance.

Synonyms Bolbidium chrysanthum (Barb.Rodr.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis chrysantha (Barb.Rodr.) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Brasiliorchis serotina (Regnell & Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria chrysantha var curtifolia Barb. Rodr. 1877; Maxillaria chrysantha var macrobulbosa Barb Rodr. 1877; Maxillaria chrysantha var pallidiflora Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria macrobulbosa Barb. Rod. 1882; Maxillaria serotina Barb. Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M chrysantha var curtifolia; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M chrysantha var pallidiflora drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M chrysantha var macrobulbosa drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;

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