Maxillaria colorata Rchb.f. 1863 1920 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Michael McIllmurray

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Foldats

Common Name or Meaning The Colored Maxillaria

Flower Size 2.7" [6.9 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1900 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye with ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, to 5.2" [to 13.3 cm], single flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth, enveloped by thin, papery, purple brown bracts and carrying a single, nodding, fleshy flower.

Similar species include M nigrescens, M niessenae, M tonsbergii and M longipes.

Synonyms Maxillaria portillae Christenson & McIllm. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 as M portillae photo fide;