Maxillaria hirsutilabia D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1995

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Hairy Lip Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized, caespitose, cold growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, complanate, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating bracts, the uppermost foliaceous, and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, short, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, enveloped by tubular, acuminate, lightly inflated bracts, single flowered inflorescence with subsimilar to the bracts, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying campanulate flowers with the tepals cadium yellow, the lip the same with the apex and margins rose purple, the callus pale yellow with a few red spots towards the base, a white column with a few red purple markings and a white anther.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 317 Dodson & Vasquez 1995 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014