Maxillaria brevifolia (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889

Another Angle

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Short Leafed Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1770 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect to repent stems enveloped completely by imbricate, tubular leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying many, all along the stem, distichous, ellipitc, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single, flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils.

The orchid in the photo was photographed in situ in the Quebrada Honda, Valle de Sibundoy in extreme southern Colombia

Synonyms Adamanthus brevifolius (Lindl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Adamanthus longibracteatus var. luteorubrus (Lindl.) Szlach 2007 publ. 2006; Adamanthus luteoruber (Lindl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Camaridium brevifolium Lindl. 1845; Camaridium longum Schltr. 1921; Camaridium luteorubrum Lindl. 1846; Maxillaria cuencana Garay 1956; Maxillaria longa (Schltr.) Senghas 1993; Maxillaria longibracteata var. luteorubra (Lindl.) C.Schweinf. 1945; Maxillariella brevifolia (Lindl.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007; Maxillariella luteorubra (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007; Ornithidium luteorubrum F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Camaridium longum; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M longa; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as Maxillariella brevifolia photo fide