Maxillaria pardalina Garay 1978 Photo by Alexander Reynolds and Inventory of the Vascular Plants OF MAQUIPUCUNA, ECUADOR Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo by Carlos Hajek


Common Name The Light Brown Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru on steep embankments in wet montane forests at elevations of 850 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an ascending stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating, deciduous, leafy sheaths and carrying at intervals, flattened, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal from the leaf sheaths of newly developing stems, an erect, 1/4" [7mm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Maxillariella pardalina (Garay) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 541 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide;