Maxillaria minutiflora D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 sect. Strictae Christenson 2011

TYPE Drawing by Bonifas, Benentt & Christenson

Part Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Small Flowered Maxillaria

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1550 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, pendent epiphyte with a long rhizome giving rise to fan-shaped growths at intervals, with semiterete, linear, acute, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a subsessile, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, slightly more than half the length of the ovary floral bracts and carrying campanulate, small flowers.

Synonyms Calawaya minutiflora (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium minutiflorum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 700 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014