Maxillaria porrecta Lindl. 1838 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of David Morris at Clackamas Orchids

Part shadeHotTo CoolSpring

Common Name The Extended Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela in rain and cloud forests as a variable sized epiphyte that occurs at elevations of 200 to 2100 meters with an ovoid-ellipsoid, smooth pseudobulb subtended by several scarious sheaths and has a single, apical, oblanceolate, curved leaf that is condulicate towards the base which blooms in the spring on a basal, from the imbricating basal sheaths, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with several sacrious, tubular bracts.

Synonyms Maxillaria aurea Hort ex Rchb.f 1855; Maxillaria brennesii Schlechter 1923; Maxillaria lactea Schltr. 1923; Maxillaria mutabilis Hort ex Rchb.f 1855; Maxillaria powelii Schlechter 1922; Maxillaria pubilabia Schlechter 1922; Maxillaria trinitatis Ames 1923; Maxillaria trinitensis Broadway 1926; Maxillaria tuerckheimii Schlechter 1912;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as M brunnea; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 70. Panama Schlechter 1922 as M powellii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 71. Panama Schlechter 1922 as M pubilabia; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 24. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M brenesii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 140. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M brenesii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 231. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M brenesii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 233. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M lactea; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as M powellii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M lactea 1925 [syn M ringens] not = M porrecta drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as M triniatus; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as M amazonica drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as M ringens good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as M triniatis drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as M brunnea not = M cryptobulbon; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as M brunnea drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as M trinitatis not = M cryptobulbon; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M amazonica drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M brunnea not = M cryptobulbon; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M ringens drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M triniatus drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 147 Dodson 1980 as M brunnea drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Maxillaria nagelii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1044 Dodson 1984 as M brunnea drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0252 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as M brunnea drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as M brunnea photo not = M cryptobulbon; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as M brunnea; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 094 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as M brunnea drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 690 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as M brunnea drawing hmm; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 errata = M cryptobulbon; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as M brunnea and M porrecta; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as M brunnea not = M cryptobulbon; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 Drawing ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as M brunnea Drawing/photo hmm; ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo ok?

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