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

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 lorifolia Rchb.f.1854;

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 Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as M loretoensis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru 1 st supplement Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/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;

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