Maxillaria montezumae (Arévalo & Christenson) Molinari 2015 sect. Siagonanthus [Poepp. & Endl.] Christenson 2013 Photos by © Diego Calderon and his Flickr Orchid & Birding Photo Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Rafael Arevalo


Common Name The Montezuma Maxillaria [An area next to Tatama National Park in western Colombia]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Choco and Risaralda departments of Colombia on roadside banks in paramo at elevations of 1600 to 2500 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a monopodial, ovoid in cross section stem carrying 5 to 15, distichous, elliptic, coriaceous, acute and asymmetric apically, conduplicate-carinate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later spring, late summer and fall on many, fascicled, axillary, erect, to 6.8" [17 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with reduced to absent floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Ornithidium montezumae Arévalo & Christenson 2013 publ. 2012

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #1 2013 photo fide;