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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Maxillaria


Hierarchical position of the Genus Maxillaria

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Liliidae J.H. Schaffn.
pub. Ohio Naturalist 11: 413. Dec 1911.
   SuperOrdo  Lilianae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 473. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Orchidales Raf.
pub. Anal. Nat.: 197. Apr-Jul 1815.
   Subordo  Orchidineae Rchb.
pub. Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch: xxxviii. Jul 1841.
   Familia  Orchidaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 64. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Orchids
   Tribus  Maxillarieae Pfitzer
pub. Entwurf. Anordn. Orch.: 105. Jan-Apr 1887.
   Subtribus  Maxillariinae Benth.
pub. J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 18: 288. 21 Feb 1881.
   Genus  Maxillaria Ruiz & Pav.
pub. (1794)

Named members of the Genus Maxillaria

   Species  acutifolia Lindl.
common name: rufous tiger orchid
   Species  coccinea (Jacq.) L.O. Williams ex Hodge
common name: flame orchid
   Species  conferta (Griseb.) C. Schweinf.
syn. Maxillaria parviflora
   Species  crassifolia (Lindl.) Reichenb. f.
common name: hidden orchid
   Species  parviflora (Poepp. & Endl.) Garay
common name: purple tiger orchid
   Species  purpurea (Spreng.) Ames & Correll p.p.
syn. Maxillaria parviflora
   Species  rufescens auct. non Lindl.
syn. Maxillaria acutifolia
   Species  Ruiz & Pav´┐Żn
common name: tiger orchid
   Species  sessilis (Sw.) Fawcett & Rendle
syn. Maxillaria crassifolia

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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