Maxillaria lawrenceana (Rolfe) Garay & Dunst.1965 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full Shade CoolCold Fall Winter Spring

Common Name Lawrence's Maxillaria [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela and Colombia in premontane and montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a scrambling, woody rhizome with 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] between each globose, smooth pseudobulb enveloped basally by a few soon deciduous leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a few short, axillary, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Patricia's photo is from a plant found in Popayan Colombia

Synonyms *Camaridium lawrenceanum Rolfe 1894; Maxillariella lawrenceana (Rolfe) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated Field Guide Garay & Dunsterville 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 1998 Photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Camaridium lawrenceanum drawing fide/photo ok