Maxillaria densifolia (Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb.f. 1854 Drawing by Megahee & Dodson

Part Shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Dense Leaved Maxillaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in tropical wet forests and montane cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like stems enveloped completely by well developed, imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and well spaced pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, linear, obtuse, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on one per stem leaf, single flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with yellow tepals and a red lip.

Synonyms *Dicrypta densifolia Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Maxillariella densifolia (Poepp. & Endl.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 151 Dodson 1980 Drawing fide;