Maxillaria parahybunensis Cogn. 1906 photo by David P. Banks, Australia copyrighted


Common Name The Parahybuna Maxillaria [Brazilian Town in Sao Paulo State]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

This species comes from Brazil in cool shady montane forests at moderate elevations where it blooms on a short inflorescence occuring in the late spring and early summer with the flower held close to the psuedobulbs. This species can be either mounted on tree fern or potted with a tree fern mixture, given cold to cool temperatures, semi-shade and contant year round moisture. This species is very similar to M fernandina but this one is smaller in pseudobulb size and has some minor floral differences.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;