Maxillaria pumila

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Maxillaria pumila

Common Name: The Dwarf Maxillaria
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot
Blooms: spring and summer
Flower Size: 8mm
Synonyms: Christensonella pumila ( Hook. ) Szlach. , Mytnik , Górniak & ?miszek 2006

This is a miniature sized, hot growing, solitary leafed epiphyte occurring in Brazil and the Guianas with ovoid elongated pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by several, imbricating, brown sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, slightly fleshy, olive green leaf that blooms on a 1.5cm long, erect, sheathed inflorescence arising in the spring and summer.

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