Maxillaria napoensis Dodson 1989 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013

Plant & Flower Photos by Kamil Pasek and His Orchid Blog


Common Name The Napo Maxillaria [A department of northern Ecuador]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in premontane wet forests at elevations of 350 to 450 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, 4 sided, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped below by imbricating, evanescent, distichous, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, apically bilobed, conduplicate below into the cuneate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, basal, through a sheath, before maturity, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a resupinate flower..

Synonyms Sauvetrea napoensis (Dodson) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 540 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide