Maxillaria meridensis Lindl. 1846 sect. Strictae Christenson 2011 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Side View of Flower Photo by Rebecca Repasky and the Atrium Diversity Information System Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Merida Maxillaria [A Town In Venezuela]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia wet montane cloud forests as a small sized, cool to cold growing, creeping epiphyte or terrestrial on open embankments at elevations of 1400 to 2550 meters with semi-erect, cane-like stems carrying narrow, strap-shaped, alternating leaves that blooms on many, axillary, sessile inflorescence arising on a mature stem with single flowers occuring in the summer

Similar to M exalatata but this one usually occurs at higher elevations.

Synonyms Calawaya meridensis (Lindl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing good; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 157 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1352 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide