Maxillaria gracilis

Maxillaria gracilis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. gracilis
Binomial name
Maxillaria gracilis
Lodd. 1832

Maxillaria gracilis is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 6.3 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the coastal forest of Minas Gerais 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 Delicate Maxillaria


  1. Bletia humilis Link & Otto 1841
  2. Maxillaria pallidiflora Rchb.f. non Hkr. ?
  3. Maxillaria penduliflora Fenzl 1854-5
  4. Maxillaria punctata Lodd. 1914
  5. Maxillaria queirogana Barb. Rodr. 1877
  6. Brasiliorchis R.B.Singer, 2007.

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