Maxillaria subpandurata Schltr. 1920 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter


Common Name The Almost Lute-Shaped Maxillaria [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome enveloped by imbricating, acute sheaths with .6 to .8" {1.5 to 2 cm} between each ellipsoid, compressed, erect pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, narrowly ligulate, obtuse, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal arising on the newest pseudobulb, peduncle erect, enveloped by a few, acuminate bracts , 8 to 1" {2 to 2.5 cm} long, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acute, half as long as the floral bracts.

Closely related to M variabilis but differs in the broader and more acute, pointed petal and the almost violin-shaped lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 172 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:236 Schlechter1929 drawing fide;