Maxillaria lasallei Foldats 1961 Drawing by Foldats


Common Name Lasalle's Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Guyana at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome without pseudobulbs giving rise to distichous, linear-lanceolate, unequally acuminate, finely scabrous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on axillary, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers with a violet lip.

Synonyms Ornithidium lasallei (Foldats) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide;