Maxillaria deuteropastensis P.Ortiz 1991 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing of Ornithidium pastoensis by Schlechter

Common Name The Other Pasto Maxillaria [refers to its being another Maxillaria names for the city of Pasto]

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia and Peru at elevations around 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, terete leafy stem enveloped by striate-nervose, minutely rugose, carrying erect-patent, coriaceous, ligulate, subacute leaves that blooms in the winter on axillary, very short, peduncle bracts barely exceeding the leaf sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuetacuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying erect-patent, glabrous flowers.

Flowers similar to M haemathodes but slightly smaller, the plant is the same but less vigorous but is best distinguished by the different structure of the lip.

Synonyms Maxillaria patella J.T.Atwood 2003; Neourbania patella (J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Ornithidium pastoense Schltr. 1920; Ornithidium patellum (J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 179 Schlechter 1920 as Orniothidium pastoensis; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:246 Schlechter 1929 as Ornithidium pastoensis drawing fide; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #1 1991

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