Maxillaria riopalenquensis Dodson 1984

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Part Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Rio Palenque Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 150 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute, long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on subsessile, peduncle less that .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying upward facing, cupped flowers.

Synonyms Mapinguari riopalenquensis (Dodson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 159 Dodson 1980 as M neophylla drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as M neophylla drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 as M sp. pg 403 #335 drawing/photo fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009