Maxillaria sanaensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Rio Sana Maxillaria [A river in Peru]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Cajamarca Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome giving rise to ovoid, ellipsoid to pyriform, lightly sulcate complanate, close set to remote pseudobulbs enveloped by several, distichous, shortly foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, occasionally two, subcoriaceous, articulated, bright green, linear-lanceolate, long tapered acuminate apically, long attenuate into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on many, axillary, 3.2" [8 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered fasciles arising with the new growths, carrying cupped to subglobose flowers.

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

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 702 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ornithidium purpureolabia;