Maxillaria fucata Rchb. f. 1886 subgen Camaridium? Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Different Color Form Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Decorated Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador in gravel and sandy soils in wet montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with ovate, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 large foliaceous sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, stiff, coriaceous, acute leaf with a conduplicate base into an elongate, compressed, channeled petiole and a prominently carinate mid-vein that blooms in the fall in situ on an erect, basal, 7 1/5" [18 cm] long, single-flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and enveloped completely by 11 to 14, tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying heavy textured, fragrant flowers.

Similar to Maxillaria augustae-victoriae, M christensonii M colombiana, M crispiloba, M dichroma, M x doucetiana, M eburnea, M elegantula, M fletcheriana, M grandiflora, M grandis, M irrorata, M lehmannii, M macropoda, M sanderiana and Maxillaria turkeliae

Synonyms Maxillaria oceophylla A.G.Wilson 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 11 1960 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 453 Dodson 1982 drawing hmmish; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 101 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo maybe; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 #3 2004 as M oceophylla drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not M elegantula; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not?