Maxillaria machinazensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013

TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Cerro Machinaz Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru in windswept mesas with elfin forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, straggling, monopodial terrestrials with branching stems enveloped by distichous, imbricating, foliaceous sheaths and carrying towards the apex, several, oblong-lanceolate, acute, tapering below into the conduplicate subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a single to few, sessile, axillary, fasciles of 1 to 2, campanulate, rose colored flowers that has a brown bordered lip with small brown spots.

Synonyms Adamanthus machinazensis (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium machinazense (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 508 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014