Maxillaria matthewsii Lindley 1844 sect. Multiflorae Christenson 2013 Photo by Carlos Hajek


Common Name Matthews' Maxillaria

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in very wet montane forests at elevations of 850 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by hairs and 2 to 3 distichous, imbricating sheaths with poorly developed leaves at their apices and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter through summeron 2 to 5, basal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by distichous, imbricating, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Sauvetrea mathewsii (Lindl.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 538 Dodson 1989 drawing not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0108 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide