Maxillaria strictifolia P.Ortiz 1995 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing of M angustifolia by Schlechter

Common Name The Straight Leaved Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to close set, narrowly cylindrical-ovoid, short pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect-patent to suberect, coriaceous, linear, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, newly arising pseudobulb, erect, peduncle .64 to .88" [1.6 to 2.2 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5, acute, acuminate bracts, subflexuous, single flowered inflorescence with similar to the peduncle bracts but smaller, acuminate, erect, somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.

Similar to M acuminata but with larger flowers and M arachnites but with much narrower leaves

Synonyms Maxillaria angustifolia Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 165 Schlechter 1920 as M angustifolia; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:226 Schlechter1929 as M angustifolia drawing fide;

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