Maxillaria huanucoensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Huanuco Maxillaria [A department of Peru]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide 1.6" [4 cm] long

Found in Huanuco department of Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2550 meters as a miniature sized, caespitose, cold growing epiphyte with elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by bracts, the uppermost foliaceous, and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ellipitc, acute to obtuse, conduplicate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, subequal to the leaf, peduncle to 3.2" [8 cm] long, mostly enveloped by 4 to 5, tubular, acute bracts, single flowered inflorescence carrying spidery flowers with the tepals ocher yellow for the basal 1/4, the rest brown, the exterior of the lip is chrome yellow with a maroon apex, a graysh white column and a yellow pollina.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 696 Bennett & Christenson2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;