Christensonella acicularis

Maxillaria acicularis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Christensonella
Species: C. acicularis
Binomial name
Christensonella acicularis
Szlach., Mytnik, Górniak & Smiszek 2006

Christensonella acicularis is a species in the Christensonella genus.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 2 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found in southern and southeastern Brazil.


Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in cool to warm conditions with medium amounts of light. Water regularly and keep mix moist but not wet. Plant require semi-dry rest through the winter month.


Common Name: The Small Needle Christensonella


  1. Maxillaria acicularis var. brevifolia Cogn.
  2. Maxillaria acicularis Herb. ex Lindl. 1837

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