Maxillaria longipes Lindl. 1845 sect. Amazonicae Christenson 2013

Side View of Flower Photos by Michael McIllmurray

Common Name The Long Column Foot Maxillaria

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 2200 to 3000 meters as a cold growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs, but with oblong, acute, twice as long as the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, straight, somewhat longer than the petiole, the bractsapiculate, adpressed, single flowered inflorescence with an obtuse floral bract..

Similar species include M nigrescens, M colorata, M tonsbergii and M niessenae.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo not = M niessenae; AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing hmm; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not = M equitans; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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