Maxillaria estradae Dodson 1980 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889

TYPE Drawing by Zomlefer & Dodson

Part Shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name Estrada's Maxillaria [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests on the summit of coastal mountains at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to erect to pendulous, occasionally branching stems enveloped by distichous leaf sheath bases, the uppermost few foliaceous with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs distinctly and obliquely inserted on the stems with a few foliaceous basal bracts and carrying 2, apical, coriceous, elliptic to ligulate, obtuse, obliquely acute basally, shortly petiolate below into the sheath leaves that blooms in the winter on a slender, basal, 3 to 4 adpressed bracts, single flowered inflorescence carrying yellow pink with red spotted flowers.

Synonyms Maxillariella estradae (Dodson) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 152 Dodson 1980 Drawing fide; Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87 2934 Zambrano & Solano 2016