Maxillaria tenuifolia f. aurea is an orchid species name for which no taxonomic record was found. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Maxillaria tenuifolia.
ORIGIN: Occurs in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Niacaragua and Costa Rica as a medium sized, cool to hot growing, solitary leafed epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with an ascending growth habit found on trees in open or dense forests at low elevations up to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: The Coconut Orchid, named for it's scent, is a medium sized, cool to hot growing, solitary leafed epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with an ascending growth habit, with a rhizome that is completely enveloped by scarious, imbricating, nonfoliaceous bracts with oblong-elliptic to oblong-obovate, compressed pseudobulb with a single apical, linear, attenuate leaf that blooms on a 2 [5cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with scarious, basal bracts with the flower held at mid leaf height and occurs in spring and summer and then needs a semi-dry rest through the winter months, best mounted on tree fern.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 2 inches [3.9 to 5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Author is Ken Slump, posted almost 2 years ago
Suggestions for Choosing Plants Requiring Minimal Care
THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IDEAL TOPIC for an article. Many of us want to enjoy orchid flowers with a minimum of fuss and I have found that most ...
Beginners Start Here
Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 years ago
A 12-Step Plan for Becoming a Successful Orchid Grower
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ORCHID hobby and perhaps feel you are not enjoying the success with your plants that you had hoped for, read throug...
Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted about 2 years ago
Flower Boosters Florida 2018
by Roy Tokunaga Email: [email protected]
Definition: Anything that will empower my Orchid to spike more reliably with maximum flowers. It can be cultu...
Water: The Most Important Nutrient
Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted over 2 years ago
We take water for granted. It falls out of the sky. It flows from the faucet. Oahu city water is considered good for growing Orchids. We use it without thought or concern.
If you study orch...