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

Photo by John Varigos

Plant Photo

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Part shade WarmTo Cold MOSTLY Summer To Winter

Common Name The Guareime Maxillaria [an area in Venezuela]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 450 to 2400 meters in the canopy of large old growth trees as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with two growth patterns; caespitose unifoliate pseudobulbs and pseudomonopodial shoots, lacking pseudobulbs carrying several to many, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, acute, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as M spilotantha; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as M spilotantha drawing fide; ; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 535 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 103 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing/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?; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Maxiariella guareimensis photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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