Maxillaria fucata Rchb. f. 1886 subgen Camaridium? Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Differnt Color Form Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Decorated Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador in gravel and sandy soils in wet montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with ovate, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 large foliaceous sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, stiff, coriaceous, acute leaf with a conduplicate base into an elongate, compressed, channeled petiole and a prominently carinate mid-vein that blooms in the fall in situ on an erect, basal, 7 1/5" [18 cm] long, single-flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and enveloped completely by 11 to 14, tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying heavy textured, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Maxillaria oceophylla A.G.Wilson 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 11 1960 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 453 Dodson 1982 drawing hmmish; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 101 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo maybe; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 #3 2004 as M oceophylla drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not M elegantula; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not?

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