Maxillaria colorata Rchb.f. 1863 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Foldats

Common Name or Meaning The Colored Maxillaria

Flower Size 2.7" [6.9 cm]

Found in Ecuador 1900 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye with ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, to 5.2" [to 13.3 cm], single flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth, enveloped by thin, papery, purple brown bracts and carrying a single, nodding, fleshy flower

Synonyms Maxillaria portillae Christenson & McIllm. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 as M portillae photo;