Maxillaria funicaulis C.Schweinf. 1945 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Ropey Stem Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in moist tropical forests at elevations around [850] 2000 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with ascending stems enveloped by distichous, imbricate, non and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying at intervals, flattened pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, linear, curved, asymetrical apically, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, .2" [7mm] long single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Maxillariella funicaulis (C. Schweinf.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 533 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0353 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok lip apex shown as bilobed; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 drawing maybe