Maxillaria marginata [Lindley] Fenzl 1854 [1855] sect. Repentes Christenson 2013 TYPE for the sect. Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

Part shadeColdSummerand Fall

Common Name The Rimmed-Petal Maxillaria

Flower Size about 1 1/2" [about 4 cm]

A medium sized, cold to cool growing, solitary leafed epiphyte that is found in the coastal forest and Minas Gerais of Brazil and Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 3200 meters and has a long, branched rhizome and clustered to set apart, ovoid, compressed, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, ligulate, acute leaves and blooms on a 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly developing pseudobulb that holds the large, well open flower amid the leaves occuring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Bolbidium marginatum (Lindl.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis crassipes (Kraenzl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Brasiliorchis marginata (Lindl.) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Brasiliorchis murilliana (Hoehne) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Cymbidium marginatum Lindl. 1833; Maxillaria crassipes Kraenzl. 1911; Maxillaria crassipes Kraenzl. var australis Dutra ?; Maxillaria deflexa Klotzsch ex A. Br. 1852; Maxillaria murilliana Hoehne 1952; Maxillaria pantherina Hoffmanns. in ?.; Maxillaria punctulata Klotzsch 1851; Maxillaria tricolor Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as M pantherina; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M crassipes drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M murilliana drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as M murrilliana; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005