Maxillaria pterocarpa Barb.Rodr. 1882 Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux

Part shadeWarm

Common Name The Wing Bearing Seed Capsule Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Guyana, northern Brazil and Ecuador on tepui slopes at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, elliptic-oblong, laterally compressed, sulcate, clear green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, round apically, narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, shorter than the leaf, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Maxillaria baumanniana Schltr. 1920; Maxillaria chlorochila F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Maxillaria compressibulba Schltr. 1929; Maxillaria xantholeuca Schltr. 1921; Maxillaria xantholeuca var. peruviana C. Schweinf. 1945; Sauvetrea alpestris (Lindl.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; Sauvetrea xantholeuca (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 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;