Maxillaria purpureolabia D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013

TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Purple Lip Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Piura department of Peru in seasonally dry forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome giving rise to ellipsoid, strongly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by several, distichous, foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, occasionally two, ligulate, obtuse, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on several, axillary, 2.4 to 2.6" [6 to 6.5 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered fasciles carrying campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Ornithidium purpureolabium (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Senghas 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 706 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ornithidium sanaensis; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014