Maxillaria pendens Pabst 1972 sect. Siagonanthus [Poepp. & Endl.] Christenson 2013

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Common Name The Pendant Growing Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil in the general Amazon area at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte with a hard, elongate, terete stem enveloped completely by many tubular, imbricate bracts and giving rise to an elliptic, laterally compressed, sulcate with age pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, strap-shaped, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf and blooms in the fall in Brazil from between the leaves of a newly matured psuedobulb on a fascile of several flowers.

Synonyms Camaridium pendulum Barb. Rodr. 1877; Ornithidium pendens (Pabst) Senghas 1993;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Camaridium pendulum drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 not = M rigida; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = M rigida; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0354 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Ornithidium pendens; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 321 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing hmm

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