Maxillaria miniata (Lindl.) L.O. Williams 1941 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Red Color Variety

Another Color Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and Orchideen Lenhard

EARLY

Common Name or Meaning The Rust Red Maxillaria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of [1200] 2000 to 2800 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or humus loving terrestrial with an elongate stem enveloped completely by imbricate, scarious, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths the older with deciduous leaves and in the apical portion carrying narrowly oblong, rounded apically leaves and has solitary, to aggregate in small clusters, ovoid to ovoid-elliptic, strongly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical and another that is partially developed that are coriaceous, linear to linear-oblong, obtuse to slighly emarginate leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a fasciculate, axillary, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, inflorescence arising on a mature stem.

Synonyms Maxillaria nivea (Lindl.) L.O.Williams 1941; Maxillaria sanguinolenta (Lindl.) C.Schweinf. 1948; *Ornithidium miniatum Lindley 1845; Ornithidium niveum Lindl. 1846; Ornithidium sanguinolentum Lindl 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Ornithidium miniatum; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Ornithidium sanguinolentum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Ornithidium miniatum; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as M nivea photo ok

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