Maxillaria guareimensis Rchb. f. 1854 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889

Photo by John Varigos

Plant Photo Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Part shadeCoolTo Hot MOSTLY Summer To Winter

Common Name The Guareime Maxillaria [an area in Venezuela]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with two growth patterns; caespitose unifoliate psudobulbs and psuedomonopodial shoots, lacking psuedobulbs where the bloom spike arises axillary, occuring in the wet montane forest of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 450 to 2400 meters in the canopy of large old growth trees where it can bloom at any time of the year but mostly from summer till winter on an axillary, 1" long, bracteate, single flowered inflorescence that is held close to the leaves.

Synonyms Camaridium robustum Barb. Rodr. 1882; Maxillariella guareimensis (Rchb. f.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Maxillaria guareimensis var purpureovinosa; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Camaridium robustum drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as M spilotantha drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 535 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 103 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo not right; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate supplemental Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok?; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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