Maxillaria gualaquizensis Dodson 1994 sect. Ornithidium Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Part shadeCool

Common Name The Gualaquiza Maxillaria [A town in Morona Santiago province of Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona Santiago province of Ecuador and Cajamarca department of Peru at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with pendent, branching stems enveloped completely by scarious, acuminate, apically spreading sheaths and giving rise to small, somewhat thicjkened, elliptic pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, pendent, terete, rounded leaves that blooms on axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Laricorchis gualaquizensis (Dodson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium gualaquizense (Dodson) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide