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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Maxillaria chrysantha

Flowers
Family Orchidaceae
Name Maxillaria chrysantha
Abbreviation Max.
Etymology
Maxillaria From Latin maxilla meaning jaw, referring to part of the flower that resembles an insect's jaw.
chrysantha From Latin chryseus meaning golden, and Greek anthos meaning flower.

  See also:  Other Genera

Maxillaria chrysantha is a small vigourous epiphytic orchid that comes from southern Brazil. The pseudobulbs grow into a large clump, half a dozen flowers appear on short stems from the base of each pseudobulb. This species is often confused with the related (and similar looking) Maxillaria porphyrostele. The way to tell them apart is the sepals of Maxillaria chrysantha curve downwards and the lip is shorter.


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