Maxillaria desvauxiana Rchb. f. 1854 Photo By Ecuagenera Orchid Websote

Another Flower Photo by Jean Claude George

FragranceHot TO Cool LATESpring and Summer

Common Name Desvaux' Maxillaria [French Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/4" [5.5 cm]

This medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose, epiphytic or lithophytic species with prominent, unifoliate, ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by scarious sheaths and has a single, elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, petiolate, dark green leaf that is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests with a wet winter and early spring at elevations of 100 to 1850 meters that has a basal, 3/4" [2 cm] long, or subsessile, bracteate, solitary flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 distichous, imbricating, inflated bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with the fragrant flower held very near to the pseudobulb and pointed upwards. This species flowers in the late spring and summer.

Synonyms Mapinguari desvauxianus (Rchb.f.) Carnevali & R.B.Singer 2007; Maxillaria coriacea Barb. Rodr. 1882; Maxillaria huebneri Schltr. 1925; Maxillaria petiolaris A. Rich. ex Rchb. f. 1882; Maxillaria verrucifera C. Schweinf. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M huebneri; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing good; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as M huebneri; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 column only drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0532 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 098 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Mapinguari desvauxianus photo fide;

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