Maxillaria guadalupensis Cogn. 1910 Photo by Jose Castaño in situ Reserva Campo de Manatiales, Antioquia Colombia 3/8/20

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Guadelupe Maxillaria [refers to the island of Guadeloupe in the Leeward Islands]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Leewards, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations around 750 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with light green, moderately compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped by 1 to 2, leafless sheaths and a single apical, dark green, dull, finely sulcate mid nerve, dorsally angled, ovate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a mature pseudobulb, basal, slender, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ?