Maxillaria janiceae Christenson 2009 sect. Polyphyllae Christenson 2002

Drawing photo/Drawing by Guillermo Misas Urreta

Common Name Janice's Maxillaria [Ms Swab American Botanist current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in El Choco department of Colombia at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fan of 6+, lanceolate, acute-acuminate, strongly conduplicate towards the base leaves with persistent leaf bases that blooms on an axillary, slender, short, single flowered inflorescence held at a distance by elongate ovaries with tubular, much shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying cupped, highly ephemeral flowers.

Similar to M chartacifolia, but M janiceae has white flowers without a pilose area on the ventral side of the column but has a central pilose lip and highly ephemeral flowers.

Synonyms Inti janiceae (Christenson) M.A.Blanco 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Choco Colombia, Misas Urreta 2005 as M sp #153 pg 309-1 photo fide; *Richardiana 9: 54 Bennett & Christenson 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #2 2011;