Maxillaria lamprochlamys (Schltr.) P.Ortiz 1991 sect. Multiflorae Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing of Camaridium lamprochlamys by Schlechter

Common Name The Shiny Leaved Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia as a medium sized epiphyte with an ascending stem-like rhizome with 4 to 6" {10 to 15 cm} between each oblong, laterally compressed, 1.8" {4.5 cm} tall pseudobulb enveloped basally by foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, ligulate, shortly and obliquely acuminate, slightly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on an axillary, peduncle basally bracteate, 1.2" {3 cm} long, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acuminate, twice as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying thin, glabrous flowers.

Similar to M ochrolueca but M Lamprochlamys has somewhat smaller flowers, characterized by the crest formed from awkward outgrowths at the base of the lip.

Synonyms *Camaridium lamprochlamys Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 177 Schlechter 1920 as Camaridium lamprochlamys; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:243 Schlechter 1929 as Camaridium lamprochlamys drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 18 #1 1991;