Maxillaria parkeri Hook. 1827 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889 Photo by © Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Angle Photo by © Hanna Jordt Evangelista

Maybe a hybrid, tepals too wide, column different Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista

Another Flower Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Full Shade Hot Cool Summer FallWinter

Common Name Parker's Maxillaria [English Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and nothern Brazil in Amazon forests at elevations of 80 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, discoid to ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few distchous, imbricate, acute leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate to linear-oblong, acute to subacute, attenuate below into the conduplicate, elongate, narrow petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and wintre on 1 to 2, axillary from the sheaths, single flowered, 1.8 to 3.6" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, slender inflorescence arising on mature pseudobulbs and are completely to almost completely enveloped by several, tubular, subacute to acute, green speckled with red bracts

Synonyms Maxillaria loretoensis C.Schweinf. 1944; Maxillaria lorifolia Rchb.f.1854; Menadena parkeri (Hook.) Raf. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as M lorifolia; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as M loretoensis; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru 1 st supplement Schweinfurth 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 509 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;