Maxillaria semiscabra (Lindl.) P.Ortiz 1991 Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Half Rough Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forets at elevations around 1150 meters as a small to emdium sized, cool growing epiphyte with??? See below

CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!There are 2 distinct orchids shown here in drawings. One by Padre Pedro Ortiz shows what he thought M semiscabra was. He moved it from Ornithidium in Orquideologia 18: 101 (1991 and did the second drawing above of a small, globose red flowered orchid. Schweinfurth described Maxillaria fasciculata in 1952 .At some time Dodson reduced M fasciculata to a synonym of M semiscabra. Christenson below in Icones 1995 puts the basionym of this species as Pleurothallis semiscabra IN ERROR!!!! That drawing is the same as the drawing by Schweinfurth in Orchids of Peru Vol 3 1960 and is the first drawing above on this page but it isthe Ico0nes Drawing. It shows an erect, ascending plant with narrow canaliculate leaves and a much larger open flower that is white faintly tinged with pink on the tepals. Obviously we are working with 2 completely difffernt plants here. I need to acess Lindley'soriginal description of Ornithidium semiscabra to see where this all statred and who is more correct.

Synonyms Laricorchis fasciculata (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria fasciculata C.Schweinf. 1952; Ornithidium fasciculatum (C.Schweinf.) M.A.Blanco 2008; *Ornithidium semiscabrum Lindl. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 315 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as M fasciculata drawing fide to the first drawing; Maxillaria and Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013