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Maxillaria tenuifolia species native to Nicaragua

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    Default Maxillaria tenuifolia species native to Nicaragua

    Hi all

    I bring another species native to Nicaragua. This plant is very common in forests near rivers, around the country to 5-1000 m. It is distributed from Mexico to Costa Rica. Flowers from January to June. Inflorescence solitary from pods at the base of the pseudobulbos .This species can be recognized by pseudobulbos small, long and narrow leaves and showy red and yellow flowers with a strong coconut fragrance.






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    Yes, Max tenuifolia is a great orchid!! I finally got one last year and love the coconut fragrance.

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    Mine is currently in bud Would love to have mine get that big but wouldn't have room for it if it did.

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    nicely grown plant..yes they can get big

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    Mine is growing, getting bigger and bigger but never flowers ...
    I am not giving up. I am encouraged by your beautiful pictures to persevere!

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    When you're walking in the forests, can you smell the coconut before you see the flowers, Ana Patricia?

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    Mine very big bunch almost give up never flowers like Laurent, I like this species especially coconut smell,amazing, how is your daily/night temperature mine day time can up to 36C and night almost all the time 24 C.

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    HI


    Thank you for your comment.

    Julie, I have to be close to feel the fragrance because they are always accompanied by other orchids....a mixture of smells. Also in the forests of the Caribbean all smells of coconut.


    I've seen growing in the forest at full sol....in mangroves and along the rivers in a very humid environment.













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