Maxillaria affinis (Poepp. & Endl.) Garay 1962

TYPE Drawing of Scaphyglottis affinis by Poepp. & Endl

Full shade hot Summer

Common Name The Allied Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on tree branches in dense forests as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphytic orchid with a pendent, branching and rebranching stem enveloped completely by triangular sheaths and giving rise at intervals a narrowly ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulb enveloped basally by 3 to 4 sheaths each carrying at the apex a foliaceous, narrowly linear, acuminate, narrowing below into the sheath and carrying a single, apical, narrowly linear, acuminate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calawaya affinis (Poepp. & Endl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium affine (Poepp. & Endl.) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007; Ponera affinis (Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb.f. 1854; *Scaphyglottis affinis Poepp. & Endl. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 1: 59 Poepp. & Endl. 1836 as Scaphyglottisd affinis; * Studies in American orchids VI Canadian Journal of Botany 34(2):241-260 Garay 1962