Maxillaria procurrens Lindl. 1845 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Partial ShadeCool Spring

Common Name The Outstanding Maxillaria

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in dense forests at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to strongly compressed, bright yellowish green, ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few leafless and leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, linear, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a horizontal, basal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, terete inflorescence arising on a mature pseuduobulb and enveloped almost completely by small, maroon, imbricating bracts.

This species is very close to M spilotantha but differs in the folded, more pointed lip apex as well as the side lobes being higher and terminate more acutely towards the base of the lip.

Synonyms Maxillariella procurrens (Lindl.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombia Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

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