Bill Jasen

Maxillaria mapiriensis (Kraenzl.) L.O.Williams 1942 sect. Reflexae Christenson 2013 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Another Color Form Photo by Bill Jasen

scentFull Shade WarmColdSpring

Common Name The Mapiri Maxillaria [A town in Bolivia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in montane and cloud forests at elevations of 450 to 2500 meters as a warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with 3.2 to 6" [8 o 15 cm] between each minute pseudobulb carrying coriaceous, rigid when small and softer as the get larger, linear, tridentate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms Laricorchis condensata (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Laricorchis mapiriensis (Kraenzl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria condensata C.Schweinf. 1951; Ornithidium mapiriense Kraenzl. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Dunsterville & Garay Vol 1 1959 drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 319 Bennett & Christenson 1995 Drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide