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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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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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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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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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Maxillaria picta

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Maxillaria picta
Abbreviation Max.
Etymology
Maxillaria From Latin maxilla meaning jaw, referring to part of the flower that resembles an insect's jaw.
picta From Latin picta meaning painted.

  See also:  Other Genera

Maxillaria picta is relatively large (as far as Maxillaria species goes) with robust oval pseudobulbs. Each pseudobulb produces half a dozen flowers, and a specimen plant in flower looks stunning. The fragrant flowers are spotted on the outside only. It comes from intermediate elevations along the coastal mountains of Brazil, growing as an epiphyte on the high branches, where it gets a lot of light. It is also found growing as a lithophyte on exposed rocks.



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