Maxillaria macropoda Schltr. 1921 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Big Foot Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northern Peru near Moyobamba as a medium sized epiphyte with a short glabrous rhizome giving rise to elliptic, ancipitous, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally on both sides by foliacous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncle subflexuous, provided with 8 clasping, acuminate, terete bracts, top 20" {50 cm} long, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate somewhat longer than the floral bracts that are otherwise similar to the peduncular bracts and carrying large fleshy, glabrous, yellow towards the apex, brown spotted interiorly flowers.

Similar to M grandiflora in the vegetative parts but strongly reminiscent of M sanderiana in the flowers which are basically white, yellow at the tips and covered with brown spots

Similar to Maxillaria augusta-victoriae, M christensonii, M crispiloba, M colombiana, M dichroma, M doucetteana, M eburnea, M elegantula, M fletcheriana, M fucata, M grandiflora, M grandis, M irrorata, M lehmannii, M sanderiana, and Maxillaria turkeliae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9:132 Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:492 Schlechter1929 drawing fide;