Maxillaria ramosa Ruiz & Pav. 1798 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889 Photo by Ecuagenera and Their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Branched Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 7.6" [1 to 19 cm] between each subglobose, ellipsoid to ovoid, compressed pseudobul enveloped by a few, disitchous, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, narrowly oblong or oblong, oblique, acute or shortly acuminate apically, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms on many, short, axillary, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination! Lip is reflexed and should be cupped. Use with extreme caution!!!!

Synonyms Dendrobium ramosum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. 1807; Maxillaria repens L.O.Williams 1942;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as M taphallae mispell for tafallae drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 161 Dodson 1980 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 865 Dodson 1983 drawing hmm; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing/photos fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo not = Max sp; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Ornithidium ramosum