Maxillaria suareziorum Dodson 1989 sect. Rufescens Christenson 2013 Photo by Ecuagenera

Common Name The Suarez' Maxillaria [Ecuadorian Collector of species current]

Flower Size [.6" [1.5 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador on limbs of canopy trees in wet montane forests at elevations of 550 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate to oblong, compressed, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic-ovate, acute, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, to .8" [to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

SynonymsMormolyca suareziorum (Dodson) M.A.Blanco 2007; Xanthoxerampellia suareziorum (Dodson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series 2 Ecuador Plate 547 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide