Maxillaria grobyoides Garay & Dunst. 1972 Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

Drawing Drawing by Bonifaz, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Hot Warm LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Grobya-Like Maxillaria [refers to the pseudobulbs and plant overall look]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru in montane rainforests at elevations around 400 to 650 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, ovoid to suborbicular, produced in 2 alternating rows, compressed, rugulose pseudobulbs subtended by a pair of scarious bracts and carrying 2 apical, erect, linear, acute, gently tapering towards the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on fully mature pseudobulbs, erect, 3.4 to 4" [8.5 to 10 cm] long, nearly concealed by 4 basal, densely red brown, pustulate bracts, above closed, lightly inflated, acuminate, yellowish green, pusticulate bracts, single flowered inflorescence carrying a campanulate flower with orange yellow tepals with small red brown markings, the keel clear gren, the lip base and apex red brown over yellowish white, the callus red, the column clear yellow and more intense towards the apex, and the pollina brilliant yellow.

Synonyms Brasiliorchis grobyoides (Garay & Dunst.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012 \

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchidss Illustrateed Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 Drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Ntove Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela Second Edition An Illustrated Field Guide Romero and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 316 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide;