Maxillaria miniata (Lindl.) L.O. Williams 1941 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Red Color Variety

Another Color Photo by Oliver Lenhard and Orchideen Lenhard


Common Name or Meaning The Rust Red Maxillaria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of [1200] 2000 to 2800 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or humus loving terrestrial with an elongate stem enveloped completely by imbricate, scarious, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths the older with deciduous leaves and in the apical portion carrying narrowly oblong, rounded apically leaves and has solitary, to aggregate in small clusters, ovoid to ovoid-elliptic, strongly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical and another that is partially developed that are coriaceous, linear to linear-oblong, obtuse to slighly emarginate leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and early summer on a fasciculate, axillary, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, inflorescence arising on a mature stem.

Synonyms Maxillaria rolfei P.Ortiz 1991; Maxillaria rubropunctata Christenson 2002; Ornithidium bicolor Rolfe 1909; *Ornithidium miniatum Lindley 1845;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Ornithidium miniatum; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Ornithidium sanguinolentum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as Ornithidium miniatum; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 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 ok Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as M nivea photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 as Ornithidium miniatum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide;