Maxillaria picta Hook. 1832 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning The Painted Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil and Argentina as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and occaisional lithophyte with erect, ovoid-conical to ovoid-oblong, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, to linear-oblong, obtuse leaves that are attenuate into the petiole below and blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, erect, single flowered inflorescence and carrying sometimes fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Brasiliorchis picta (Hook.) R.B.Singer, S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Maxillaria fuscata Klotsch 1888; Maxillaria hoehnei Schltr. 1921; Maxillaria kreysigii ex Beer Rchb.f 1854; Maxillaria kreysigii Hoffmanns. ex Regel 1856; Maxillaria leucocheila Hoffmannsegg 1843; Maxillaria monoceras Klotsch 1863; Maxillaria picta var rupestris Hooker 1832; Maxillaria punctata Hoehne not Lodd. 1949; Maxillaria rupestris var brevis Hoehne & Schlechter 1927; Maxillaria rupestris var minor Hoehne 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M hoehnei 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 1 1957 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as M rupestris; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo;

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