Maxillaria patula C.Schweinf. 1951 Drawing by Foldats

Common Name The Spread Out Maxillaria [refers to the distant pseudobulbs on the rhizome]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sucre and Anzoategui Venezuela at elevations of 2200 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing laxly branching, with .8 to 4" [2 to 10 cm] between each ovoid to narrowly pyriform pseudobulb enveloped by various, distichous, imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths carrying 1 to rarely 2, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong to oblong, rounded and unequally bilobed apically, cuneiform-conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms on short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from within the bracts of the apical rhizome next to the pseudobulbs and carrying fleshy, orange colored flowers with the column and lip yellow orange to golden in color.

Synonyms Aucellia patula (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium patulum (C.Schweinf.) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide;