Maxillaria parkeri Hook. 1827 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Angle Photo by Hanna Jordt Evangelista

Maybe a hybrid, tepals too wide, column different Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full ShadeHot FallWinter

Common Name Parker's Maxillaria [English Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and nothern Brazil in Amazon forests at elevations of 80 to 720 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, discoid to ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few distchous, imbricate, acute leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate to linear-oblong, acute to subacute, attenuate below into the conduplicate, elongate, narrow petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, axillary from the sheaths, single flowered, 1.8 to 3.6" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, slender inflorescence arising on mature pseudobulbs and are completely to almost completely enveloped by several, tubular, subacute to acute, green speckled with red bracts

Synonyms Maxillaria loretoensis C.Schweinf. 1944; Maxillaria lorifolia Rchb.f.1854; Menadena parkeri (Hook.) Raf. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as M lorifolia; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as M loretoensis; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru 1 st supplement Schweinfurth 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 509 Bennett & Christenson 1998 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 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;