Maxillaria leptosepala Hook. 1849 Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Common Name The Thin Sepal Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam?, Brazil Ecuador and Peru in wet forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with oblong ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolaate, narrowing below into the conduplicate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on erect, enveloped by 6 tubular, slightly inflated, acute bracts, 2.4 to 3.5" [6 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a single, tubular, acute, longer than the ovary floral bract

Synonyms Maxillaria leptosepala var. subintegerrima Regel 1856;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 drawing fide;