Maxillaria palmensis Dodson 1994 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter


Common Name The La Palma Maxillaria [A town in the department of Bolivar]

Flower Size

Found in Bolivar and Pichincha provinces of Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, rigid, branching, provided with clasping, rugulose sheaths rhizome with 4" [10 cm] between each leafy growth, consisting of 7 to 9, dense, in a fan shape, erect-patent, rigid, linear-ligulate, obtuse, acutely carinate beneath, apically serrulate-asperous leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to 3, arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb, short, few bracted peduncle, single flowered inflorescence with deltoid, small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying erect-patent, glabrous, fleshy flowers.

Related to Maxillaria aggregata and M jamesoni

Synonyms *Ornithidium breve Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8:100 Schlechter 1921 as Ornithidium breve; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:384 Schlechter 1929 as Ornithidium breve drawing fide;